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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 21–30 out of 259 events
from August 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
in Education (x) category

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug25

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
Aug25

Food Scrap Compost Workday at Bainbridge Avenue Garden

at Bainbridge Avenue Garden, Bronx

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Ever wonder how we turn food scraps into compost? Join us at one of our compost workdays to learn the hands-on skills involved in transforming food scraps into compost.
Category: Education, Volunteer
Free!

Aug25

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
Aug25

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!

Aug25

Short Story Workshop 4.0

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Pen your own story at this free writers' workshop guaranteed to improve and perfect your writing.
Category: Education
Free!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug26

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!

Aug26

Food Scrap Compost Workday

at Bainbridge Avenue Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Ever wonder how we turn food scraps into compost? Join us at our compost workdays to learn the hands-on skills involved in transforming food scraps into compost.
Category: Education, Volunteer
Free!

Aug26

Youth Tech Workshop: Game Design - Parks Scavenger Hunt

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Students create a 2D scavenger hunt to explore the history of NYC Parks historic landmarks and monuments.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Youth Tech Workshop: Photoshop Animated

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Students use photography and Photoshop to create basic animations.
Category: Accessible, Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

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