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 11–20 out of 25 events
from October 1, 2020 to October 29, 2020
in Wildlife (x) category

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Oct10

Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Oct11

Birding: Fall Migrants

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see fall migratory birds.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Oct11

Family Nature Walk

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct11

Kayak Tour

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This two-mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public.
Category: Birding, Nature, Fitness, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Wildlife
Free!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Oct14

Natural Areas Tour – Explore the Salt Marsh!

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy views of beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.
Category: Birding, Nature, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Oct15

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Fishing, Wildlife, Workshops, Virtual/Online Events
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Oct18

Bird Tour

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this tour, you will learn about the different birds found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct18

Nature Exploration: Inwood Hill Park

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Oct21

Ask a Scientist

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Engage with real scientists in real time! Each month, we invite you to explore current park research with a local STEM expert followed by a live Q&A session.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Fishing, Wildlife, Workshops, Virtual/Online Events
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Oct22

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Fishing, Wildlife, Workshops, Virtual/Online Events
Free!

Best For
Kids

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