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.
Friday, April 21, 2017
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
at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A! Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Saturday, April 22, 2017
at Riverbank State Park, Manhattan
at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a vigorous hike through Van Cortlandt Park and discover the hidden gems of this urban forest.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Hiking
at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan
at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about how we can protect and support our environment and essential pollinators, like the honeybees who live at Wave Hill.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
at Harlem Grown, Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
There will be free yoga, natural dye demonstrations, arts and crafts, storytelling for children, and garden service projects for adults throughout the day!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Seniors
at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park