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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 447 events
from April 27, 2017 to April 4, 2018
in Education (x) category

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
"City Birds" includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, History, Seniors
Free!

May 2

Introduction to Sign Language

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication. This program is offered to adults.
Category: Education
Free!

May 2

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

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3

NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
"City Birds" includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, History, Seniors
Free!

May 3

Bryant Park Public Tours

at Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.
Category: Education, Tours
Free!

May 3

NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 3

Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain). We…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Waterfront
Free!

May 3

Planting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

at Rockaway Student Farm, Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn the secrets to planting these underground wonders with an opportunity to dig in the dirt.
Category: Education, Seniors
Free!

May 3

Bryant Park Presents: Dance Party

at Bryant Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more.
Category: Education, Dance
Free!

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