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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 208 events
from June 27, 2017 to November 28, 2017
in Volunteer (x) category

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil.
Category: Nature, Volunteer

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Seniors

Friday, June 30, 2017


Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness


Bensonhurst Park Visioning Session

at Cropsey Ave. & Bay 29th Street (in Bensonhurst Park), Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
NYC Parks will redesign Bensonhurst Playground with input from community members.
Category: Volunteer, Talks

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Jul 1

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront

Jul 1

It's My Park at Conference House Park

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park

Jul 1

It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground

at Raymond Bush Playground, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to be active, stretch, and have fun while cleaning up trash at Raymond Bush Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park

Jul 1

It's My Park at Owl's Head Park

at 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to do horticultural beautification at Owl's Head Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront

Jul 1

Cabrini Woods Stewardship Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help us restore and protect the native ecology and 80+ bird species that visit Cabrini Woods by participating in stewardship activities like weeding and debris removal.
Category: Volunteer

Jul 1

It's My Park at St. Mary's Park

at Cypress Avenue Entrance (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Canine Coalition to clean and spread mulch at the dog run at St. Mary's Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park

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