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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 1–10 out of 2,765 events
from March 3, 2012 (x) to October 29, 2017
in Birding (x) & Nature (x) categories

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Feb25

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Feb25

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Feb26

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feb27

Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Leave winter behind. Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then make a desert mirage.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb27

The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium

at New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of orchids.
Category: Nature

Feb27

Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo

at Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, Festivals, Best for Kids, Lunar New Year

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Feb27

Volunteer Open House

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet department representatives and seasoned volunteers to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer at Queens Botanical Garden!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Feb27

Nature's Workshop: Natural Fiber Workshop

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 about natural fibers, dyes, and plant fiber cordage. Registration required, participants chosen by lottery. Register on Thursday, February 11th.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Feb27

Fire-Making Skills

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly.
Category: Nature
Free!

Feb27

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

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