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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 1–10 out of 294 events
from July 28, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Education (x) category

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jul 28

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Jul 28

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 28

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Senior Movement

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.
Category: Accessible, Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Jul 28

Brewing Magical Compost Tea Workshop

at Lower East Side Ecology Center (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center to learn more about amazing Compost Tea garden allies and how to brew them and apply it towards your own garden.
Category: Education
Free!

Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.
Category: Accessible, Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, History, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jul 29

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!

Jul 29

Greenbelt Native Plant Center Field Trip

at Greenbelt Native Plant Center, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb on a field trip for a tour of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center, NYC Park’s 13-acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank complex on Staten Island.
Category: Education, Tours
Free!

Jul 29

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Jul 29

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

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