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NYC Parks Events Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 150 events
from April 26, 2019 to October 19, 2019
in Wildlife (x) category

Friday, April 26, 2019

Apr26

Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Apr26

Arbor Day

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for an Arbor Day celebration with nature games and an exhibit on the trees that make up Brooklyn's last remaining forest.
Category: Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Wildlife
Free!

Apr26

Kids Week: All About Owls

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Mysterious and nocturnal, owls hold a special place in our hearts and our minds. Learn more about this special family of birds and the different types of owls.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week with the Urban Park Rangers, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

Kids Week: Birding for Kids

at Willow Lake entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out in the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week with the Urban Park Rangers, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

Kids Week: Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers guide you on a hike through the Greenbelt in search of white-tailed deer. Learn about the adaptations and behaviors of these urban dwellers.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week with the Urban Park Rangers, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Apr27

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.
Category: Accessible, Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Seniors, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
Apr27

Family Nature Walk

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Lace up your shoes for a family-friendly nature walk at Freshkills Park! NYC Parks staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us to learn about the incredible diversity of plants and wildlife that can be found on and around Randall’s Island.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

City Nature Challenge: Biodiversity Blitz

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

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Event
Apr27

City Nature Challenge: Biodiversity Hike

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event

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