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 18 events
from June 23, 2021 to September 25, 2021
in Wildlife (x) category

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Jun24

Natural Areas Volunteer Day

at 10 Central Road (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with our Natural Areas Team to learn more about our restoration efforts while working to maintain and sustain our ecosystems and shorelines!
Category: Volunteer, Wildlife
Free!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Jun25

Community Paddle on the Bronx River

at Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
This is a great activity for beginners and families to join. Canoes will be available for partners and families, and kayaks will be available for solo paddlers.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Best for Kids, Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun25

Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow Tour

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Please join our horticulturist for a Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow tour and learn about the native plants and the pollinators.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Jun26

Thrive with Pride Volunteer Landscaping @ Schmul Park

at Pearson Street and Watson Avenue (in Schmul Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start off your Pride weekend with LGBTQ+ community and allies and learn how to identify native, invasive, and ornamental plants while helping to make the pollinator garden thrive and welcoming to all!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Volunteer, LGBTQ Pride Month, Wildlife, Pollinator Week
Free!

Jun26

Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk on the shore dedicated to the horshoe crab, a “living fossil” that has existed for over 445 million years.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun26

Meet NYC's Piping Plovers

at Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet the team from NYC Parks that monitors endangered and threatened shorebirds nesting at Rockaway Beach. Then enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt and learn more about coexisting.
Category: Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun26

Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow Tour

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Please join our horticulturist for a Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow tour and learn about the native plants and the pollinators.
Category: Education, Tours, Wildlife, Pollinator Week
Free!

Jun26

Summer on the Hudson: Hudson River Fish Count

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Get up close to fish and other species we net as we explore what lives beneath the surface in our Hudson River.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Jun27

Community Sailing

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
If you've enjoyed Community Rowing, here are four opportunities to try your hand at sailing. Community Sailing aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Wildlife
Free!

Friday, July 2, 2021

Jul 2

Family Nature Walk

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On this one-mile walk, you’ll use a nature journal (provided) to learn about the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

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