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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 108 events
from August 25, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Volunteer (x) category

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug25

Food Scrap Compost Workday at Bainbridge Avenue Garden

at Bainbridge Avenue Garden, Bronx

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Ever wonder how we turn food scraps into compost? Join us at one of our compost workdays to learn the hands-on skills involved in transforming food scraps into compost.
Category: Education, Volunteer
Free!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug26

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Aug26

Food Scrap Compost Workday

at Bainbridge Avenue Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Ever wonder how we turn food scraps into compost? Join us at our compost workdays to learn the hands-on skills involved in transforming food scraps into compost.
Category: Education, Volunteer
Free!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug27

It's My Park at Henry Hudson park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
tart your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug27

It's My Park at Silver Lake Park

at Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island

8:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Silver Lake Park Conservancy to continue painting benches around the park and doing general cleanup at Silver Lake Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug27

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

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the warm weather.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug27

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Aug27

Green Neighborhoods: Canarsie

at Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help protect and maintain the wetlands of Fresh Creek by removing floatable debris, as well as assist in removing invasive plants in the surrounding woodlands.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug27

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 the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Aug27

Garden Conservation Day

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come get your hands dirty while helping us beautify our grounds!
Category: Volunteer
Free!

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