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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 3,087 events
from March 3, 2012 (x) to December 16, 2017
in Birding (x) & Nature (x) categories

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jul21

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jul21

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!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 22, 2016

Jul22

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Jul22

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

Jul22

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Jul22

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Jul22

Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York

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

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Giada Crispiels as she leads an art workshop at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, in Marine Park, with her new book, Wildlife of New York, a Five-Borough Coloring…
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Art, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Jul22

Hike and Draw

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Jul23

Alice Austen's 150th Birthday Community Day

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This free festival features live music, Victorian dress up, face painting, a historic car, food, and more!
Category: Concerts, Nature, Art, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Food, Waterfront
Free!

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Event
Jul23

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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