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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 101–110 out of 295 events
from July 27, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Education (x) category

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!

Aug 12

Taiwan: A World of Orchids

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend of live music.
Category: Education, Concerts, Nature, Art, Markets

Aug 12

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

Aug 12

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!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Category: Education, Markets, Food, Seniors
Free!

Aug 13

"Welcome!" program

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.
Category: Accessible, Education, Tours
Free!

Aug 13

A Day in the Life of the Bronx River

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx, 180th Street and Boston Road (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Our Citizen Science Stewards will participate in different studies throughout the watershed, culminating with a data exchange information about how to get involved with CS.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

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Aug 13

Taiwan: A World of Orchids

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend of live music.
Category: Education, Concerts, Nature, Art, Markets

Aug 13

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

Aug 13

GreenThumb Workshop: Power of Herbs

at Sparrow's Nest Community Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Let us explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more.
Category: Education, Nature, Food
Free!

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