Education

New York City's parks are a natural classroom. Enjoy this opportunity to learn through free and hands-on lectures on nature, history, gardening, and much more.

Education Events

Sunday, May 9, 2021

May 9

Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bike through Prospect Park while enjoying the sights and sounds of Spring. Registration is required.
Free!

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May 9

Mother's Day Hike and Craft

at Pelham Bay Park Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and be inspired by Mother Nature to build a nature-themed craft and go on a hike!
Free!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

May11

Saving Seeds in NYC: Local Seed Keeping Initiatives Panel

at Virtual/Online Workshop

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This virtual panel will highlight the various ongoing seed keeping initiatives in and around New York City that community gardeners can get involved with.
Free!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May12

They Only Come Out at Night: Inviting Bats to your Garden

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Bats love eating mosquitoes, so we love bats! Join NYC Urban Park Ranger Dan Tainow for a workshop on how to create bat habitat in your garden.
Free!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

May13

Open Orchard School: Heirloom Apples and Pears

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
In this webinar, artist and orchardist Sam Van Aken will share the often lost or forgotten stories of these rare fruits—stories that are woven into the story of NYC itself.
Free!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

May15

Great Trees of Silver Lake Park

at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Trees have a special place in our environment. Join us for a hike of Silver Lake Park in search of different species and learn some ways to identify these trees during the blooming season.
Free!

May15

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A prominent feature of Marcus Garvey Park and its neighborhood, the historic Mount Morris Fire Watchtower serves as an important landmark for the Harlem community.
Free!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May18

Farm to City with New York Public Library's Culture Pass Program

at Virtual/Online Workshop

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join Fabiola Cáceres, our educator at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, as she guides you on a tour of the Dyckman Farmhouse and connects the past to the present through the farming life experience in colonial New York.
Free!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

May20

Planning a Zero Waste Garden Event Part 1 (Virtual)

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
During this webinar, we will introduce the concept of zero waste and teach you what goes into planning and hosting a zero waste event in your garden.
Free!

Friday, May 21, 2021

May21

North Corona Street Tree Care

at North CoronaQueens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.
Free!

May21

Open Orchard School: Heirloom Stonefruit

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
In this webinar, artist and orchardist Sam Van Aken will share the often lost or forgotten stories of rare stonefruits (such as peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, and cherries)—stories that are woven into the story of NYC itself.
Free!

Saturday, May 22, 2021

May22

Willowbrook Park Forest Restoration

at Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Willowbrook Park!
Free!

May22

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

May23

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Chinese Scholar Garden Tour and Restoration

at New York Chinese Scholar's Garden (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn more about the cultural significance of scholar gardens, which feature several specialized species of trees, bamboos, and flowering plants.
Free!

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May23

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Asian Americans in the Sciences and Environment

at Pelham Bay Park Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers on this hike through Pelham Bay Park while discussing many contributions made by notable Asian American and Pacific Islander environmentalists, naturalists, and conservationists.
Free!

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May23

Great Trees of Inwood Hill Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Trees have a special place in our environment. Join us for a hike of Inwood Hill Park in search of different species and learn some ways to identify these trees during the blooming season.
Free!

Friday, May 28, 2021

May28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dancing in the Streets

at Outdoors at Poe Visitor CenterBronx

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join It’s Showtime NYC! for an all-ages street dance class with a range of teaching artists who perform and teach flexn, litefeet, hip hop, and other street and club dance forms.
Free!

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

May29

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

May29

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Chinatown Parks and Monuments

at Kimlau SquareManhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we visit several parks in and around Chinatown and discuss many of the cultural and historical highlights of each site. .
Free!

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May29

Nature Exploration: Bayswater Park

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come join the Urban Park Rangers for a journey through this unusual coastal environment which includes elements of shoreline, maritime forests, and more.
Free!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

May30

Nature Exploration: Northwest Woods

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore the forest from the perspective of a naturalist as you walk with the Urban Park Rangers in Van Cortlandt Park's Northwest Woods.
Free!

May30

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Asian Pavilions of the 1964 World’s Fair

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they discuss some of the Asian nations that participated in the 1964 World’s Fair.
Free!

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May30

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is perfect fit for you.
Free!

May30

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A prominent feature of Marcus Garvey Park and its neighborhood, the historic Mount Morris Fire Watchtower serves as an important landmark for the Harlem community.
Free!

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Event

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Jun 3

Saving Seeds in NYC: Basics of Saving Dry and Wet Seeds

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to save both dry and wet seeds of common garden veggie crops and herbs. Saving the seeds from the crops you grow can help save money, preserve heirloom varieties, and more.
Free!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Jun10

Open Orchard School: Basics of Fruit Tree Care

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
The Open Orchard School series gives participants a hands-on, behind-the-scenes view of the creation of The Open Orchard, a future public orchard containing 100 trees and hundreds of rare and heirloom varieties once grown in the NYC region.
Free!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Jun12

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Jun15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dancing in the Streets

at Outdoors at Poe Visitor CenterBronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join It’s Showtime NYC! for an all-ages street dance class with a range of teaching artists who perform and teach flexn, litefeet, hip hop and other street and club dance forms.
Free!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Jun26

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Jul10

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Jul24

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Monday, August 9, 2021

Aug 9

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

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Kids

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Aug10

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Aug11

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Aug12

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aug13

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Aug28

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sep11

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sep25

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

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