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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 21–30 out of 220 events
from April 27, 2017 to April 15, 2018
in Volunteer (x) category

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Apr30

Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Apr30

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to volunteer!
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3

Fort Tryon Counts: Volunteer Opportunity

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

8:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
We need volunteers to help count park visitors, observe park use patterns, and administer visitor questionnaires.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 3

NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 3

NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 4

Coastal Cleanup

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

May 4

Horticulture Volunteer Days

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

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.
Start 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!

May 6

New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park

at The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park), Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Volunteers will spend the day gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. Breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt will be provided.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 6

Conference House Park Tree Planting

at Billop Avenue and Main Street (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has been postponed to May 6, 2017.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

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