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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

Monday, October 21, 2019

Oct21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Oct22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Oct22

Undesign the Redline

at Thomas Greene PlaygroundBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Undesign the Redline is a powerful, interactive public exhibit that combines history, storytelling, and art to inspire community action and change.
Free!

Oct22

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Oct23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Oct23

Gracie Book Club Presents: Erika L. Sánchez's I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

at The Bronx Museum of the ArtsBronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the Gracie Book Club and Author Erika L. Sánchez to discuss her Young Adult novel, I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award.
Free!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Oct24

Greenbelt Peepers for Two-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Oct24

Greenbelt Tree Tots for Three- and Four-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct24

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Oct24

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Pumpkin Carving

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a Halloween-themed Cocktail & Craft to learn techniques on how to carve your own pumpkin.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Oct25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Oct25

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm

at Decker FarmStaten Island

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Pick a pumpkin to take home and enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, corn maze, arts and crafts, face-painting, and all of your favorite autumnal activities!

Best For
Kids
Oct25

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Oct25

Snug Harbor Ghost Tour: Tale of the Matron

at Matron's House (Building K) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
You’ll enter three buildings that are typically closed to the public. Each space has its own unique connection with history, life, and the afterlife.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oct26

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore…
Free!

Oct26

Audubon Bird Walk

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds.

Best For
Kids
Oct26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Oct26

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm

at Decker FarmStaten Island

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Pick a pumpkin to take home and enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, corn maze, arts and crafts, face-painting, and all of your favorite autumnal activities!

Best For
Kids
Oct26

Summer on the Hudson: Monuments Tour of Riverside Park

at W 72nd Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The New York Historical Society and Summer on the Hudson partner for a monuments tour of Riverside Park, an Olmsted gem and one of New York City’s Scenic Landmarks.
Free!

Oct26

Young Chefs - Spooky Halloween Snacks

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Young APEC Chefs will prepare tasty treats during this ghoulish cooking class. The menu will include Oreo Pumpkin Pops, Strawberry Ghosts, Cheesy Eyeballs, and Witch’s Halloween Brew!

Best For
Kids
Oct26

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Oct26

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct26

Life and Death Celebration: Dia de los Muertos

at Hattie Carthan Community Farmers MarketBrooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join gardeners and the community for the Annual Life and Death Celebration on Oct. 26th at the Hattie Carthan Saturday Market to share in remembering and honoring your ancestral heritage through food and other festivities on October 26th from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct26

Ecosystem Explorers: Hidden Habitats

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks! Explore the life that moves all around you in places you never thought to look.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct26

Ecology Park Tour

at Ecology Park

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of the 15 different plant communities found all across New York City, in one location. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.
Free!

Oct26

Nature Photography: Capturing Isham Park

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

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This workshop will provide the burgeoning photographer with tips and tricks to walk home with the vibrancy and atmosphere unique to the fall.
Free!

Oct26

1865 Funeral Reenactment and Cemetery Procession

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join us in the Tredwells’ double parlor veiled in black crepe as we recreate an 1865 funeral and explore the customs surrounding death in 19th century New York City.

Oct26

Snug Harbor Ghost Tour: Tale of the Matron

at Matron's House (Building K) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
You’ll enter three buildings that are typically closed to the public. Each space has its own unique connection with history, life, and the afterlife.

Oct26

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Marine ParkBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Selected families will be notified of meeting locations and other details. Registration is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct26

Paranormal Historical Investigation

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of ghost hunting with resident paranormal investigators while possibly communicating with some of the mansion's former residents.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Oct27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Oct27

New York City Naturalist Club: Inwood Rocks

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on this hike and learn about Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. In other words, learn why Inwood Rocks!
Free!

Oct27

Explorer's Club: Orienteering

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers while we map and navigate parts of New York City’s largest park and earn a navigation stamp.
Free!

Oct27

Outdoor Skills: Survival 101

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Oct27

All About Bats

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)Staten Island

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an evening of fun-filled facts about these amazing mammals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, October 28, 2019

Oct28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Oct29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Oct29

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Oct30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Oct30

Celebrating Literacy

at Sorrentino Recreation CenterQueens This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come celebrate family literacy with NYC Parks. This event is celebrated nationally on November 1st. Families are encouraged to participate in this "free" event.…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct31

Greenbelt Peepers for Two-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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.

Oct31

Greenbelt Tree Tots for Three- and Four-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct31

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Nov 2

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore…
Free!

Nov 2

Mycological Society Walk

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us as we partner with the New York Mycological Society to hunt for fungi in all its many forms.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 2

Land to Sand Bike Tour

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bike through Prospect Park, Ocean Parkway and other parks to Coney Island while enjoying the sights and sounds of Fall. Participants chosen by lottery.
Free!

Nov 2

Summer on the Hudson: Monuments Tour of Riverside Park

at General Grant National Memorial (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The New York Historical Society and Summer on the Hudson partner for a monuments tour of Riverside Park, an Olmsted gem and one of New York City’s Scenic Landmarks.
Free!

Nov 2

Autumn Mushroom Presentation and Walk

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Paul Sadowski at Payson Center as he presents a visual presentation showing mushrooms common to Inwood Hill Park. Then follow Paul on an exploration hike of the forest
Free!

Nov 2

Bulbs: Designing and Planting

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about different types of bulbs, how to properly plant them, and how to design a beautiful spring display full of flowers with The Battery Conservancy’s chief horticulturist.
Free!

Nov 2

Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 2

Hands on History: Paint Your Own Miniature Portrait

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about the art of miniature painting around the world—from the United States to France to India—and then make your own to take home!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 2

Ecology Park Tour

at Ecology Park

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of the 15 different plant communities found all across New York City, in one location. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.
Free!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Nov 3

Manhattan Gardening Club: Planting Bulbs

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Fall is the time to plant spring bulbs! Crocuses, daffodils, and tulips will go in the ground so that we’ll have flowers in the spring!
Free!

Nov 3

Halloween Tinker Festival

at Lewis H Latimer HouseQueens This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
The Tinker Lab will be hosting a special Halloween Tinker Festival featuring artist-led activities that combine art and science to create projects that come alive in the dark!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Nov 5

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Nov 7

Greenbelt Peepers for Two-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov 7

Greenbelt Tree Tots for Three- and Four-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Friday, November 8, 2019

Nov 8

Future Builders of Pelham

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for an informative session about a brand new architecture youth program at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Nov 9

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore…
Free!

Nov 9

Shelter Building

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and human-made objects.
Free!

Nov 9

Ecology Park Tour

at Ecology Park

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of the 15 different plant communities found all across New York City, in one location. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.
Free!

Nov 9

Nature's Workshop: Composting

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Decomposition is a natural process that helps create healthy new soils. Discover how to speed up this process and reduce household waste by learning the basics of home composting.
Free!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Nov11

Astronomy: Mercury Transits the Sun

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to use a Solar Telescope and view a rare celestial event when Mercury transits the sun for the first time since 2016.
Free!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Nov14

Greenbelt Peepers for Two-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov14

Greenbelt Tree Tots for Three- and Four-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Nov16

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore…
Free!

Nov16

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov16

Honey Bee Extravaganza

at Lentol GardenBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join NYU and Queens Botanical Garden for a Honey Bee Extravaganza!
Free!

Nov16

Ecology Park Tour

at Ecology Park

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of the 15 different plant communities found all across New York City, in one location. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.
Free!

Nov16

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create shelter from natural and human-made objects.
Free!

Nov16

Lenape Harvest

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Participants will learn about the Lenape people's daily customs and their knowledge of the forest, and sample food items, which were the staples of a Lenape diet. Registration required.
Free!

Nov16

Astronomy: The Night Sky

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

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.
Free!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Nov17

Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Washington

at Cafe Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Watch a blacksmith demonstration and American troops perform and lead military drills! Listen to live 18th-century music, make arts and crafts and play games from the revolutionary period.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov17

Explorer's Club: Fire Building

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of fire building with the Urban Park Rangers to earn your survival skills stamp.
Free!

Nov17

Mushroom ID Hike

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We will take a closer look at these fascinating fungi and learn basic mushroom identification.
Free!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nov20

Meet the Rangers and Box Turtle

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Children ages 2 – 13 are invited to meet the Urban Park Rangers at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center and learn about the animals that live in our parks. The Rangers will…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Nov21

Greenbelt Peepers for Two-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov21

Greenbelt Tree Tots for Three- and Four-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Nov23

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore…
Free!

Nov23

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals.
Free!

Nov23

Ecology Park Tour

at Ecology Park

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a guided tour of the 15 different plant communities found all across New York City, in one location. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.
Free!

Nov23

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn to use creativity and ingenuity to start a fire and keep it going. Participants will learn unique and unusual ways to start a fire using unconventional methods.
Free!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Nov29

Scrabble Tournament

at Sorrentino Recreation CenterQueens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Kids are invited to display their love for reading and words by competing in a Kids Scrabble Tournament. This free tournament for kids 8 to 13 will enhance their vocabulary…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Nov30

Explorer's Club: Seal Watch

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.
Free!

Nov30

Winter Wilderness Survival

at School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.
Free!

Nov30

The New York City History Club: The Hidden Streams and Wetlands of Manahatta

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we discuss the hidden parkland of the area formerly known as Manahatta.
Free!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dec 1

Ecosystem Explorers: Trail Cleanup

at Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Be an environmental warrior as you join the Urban Park Rangers on this hike and clean up the trail while learning the importance of trail maintenance.
Free!

Dec 1

Nature Exploration Hike: Cass Gallagher Trail

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
View the forest from the perspective of a naturalist as you walk with the Urban Park Rangers along the 1.4-mile nature trail named in honor of longtime Bronx resident and naturalist Cass Gallagher.
Free!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dec 5

Greenbelt Peepers for Two-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Greenbelt Tree Tots for Three- and Four-Year-Olds

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dec 7

Hands on History: Make Your Own Scented Pomander!

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make your own pomander at King Manor, then visit the rest of the museum and enjoy our holiday decor!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Dec21

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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