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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 11–20 out of 126 events
from February 28, 2017 to August 19, 2017
in Education (x) category

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mar 4

Nature's Music Workshop

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover which trees and natural materials are used to build modern day and tribal musical instruments. Registration Required.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 4

Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Ever wonder how squirrels are able to thrive in an urban environment? Learn about the basic biology and habits of these abundant and curious mammals.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Women Who Read Are Dangerous

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries?
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, Festivals, History, Women's History Month, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Mar 4

Compost 101

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover feedstocks, elements, basic tools, and site design to successfully compost your garden waste and food scraps
Category: Education, Nature

Mar 4

Astronomy: The Night Sky

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mar 5

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Mar 5

Fire Making Skills

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration Required.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Mar 5

Historic New York: Nature and Design

at Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpreting historic turning points, both natural and man-made in our city's long history.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Mar 5

Historic New York: The World's Fair

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park park hosted two world's fairs, in 1939 and 1964. Relive the stories from those times and learn more about World's Fair structures still present in the park today.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Mar 5

Women's History Month: Gretta Moulton - Protector of High Rock Park

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us to learn about the passionate woman who helped save 300 acres from development so that we can all enjoy this wonderful park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Women's History Month, Hiking
Free!

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