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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 61–70 out of 296 events
from July 30, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Education (x) category

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Hot Compost Hands-On Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop presented by NYC Compost Project and the Queens Botanical Garden.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Food, Talks

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug 7

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Category: Education, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

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Aug 7

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 7

Checkmate 101

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Bike New York: Street Skills Ride

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve…
Category: Education, Sports
Free!

Aug 7

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Leaf Arrow

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Through contemporary and historical storytelling, songs, and traditional dance, learn about the special relationship the Native American people have with the Earth.
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in learning about coyotes, an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

Aug 7

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Category: Education, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Ed Center Open Hours

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

1:00 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 much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 8, 2016

Aug 8

Beginner Foreign Language Class

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
Category: Education
Free!

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