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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 31–40 out of 159 events
from July 28, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Volunteer (x) category

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug 7

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Aug 8

Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Aug 9

Garden Crew

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds at Friends’ Compost and Garden Site.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug 9

Forest Stewards

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn skills including cutting back overgrown plants, identifying and weeding invasive plants, spreading wood chips on the trails, and more.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Aug 10

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. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Aug 11

Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug 11

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12

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!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

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!

Aug 13

Fort Tryon Sir William's Dog Run Cleanup Day

at Sir William's Dog Run (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Volunteers can help pick up litter and redistribute some of the wood chips to areas that have low spots.
Category: Dogs, Volunteer
Free!

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