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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 2,660 events
from March 3, 2012 (x) to November 27, 2016
in Birding (x) & Nature (x) categories

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jul24

Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for kids in this registration-required summer program.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Jul24

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: Nature, History, Tours

Jul24

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jul24

Pleasant Village Community Garden: Moth Night

at Pleasant Village Community Garden (in ), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
We will be attracting and identifying moths in the garden.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul25

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

Jul25

Wetland Cleanup

at Swindler Cove Park, Manhattan

8:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Help clean up litter along the shoreline and cut back plants growing along the wetland's edge, while learning about the important role the wetland plays in the local ecology.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Jul25

Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for kids in this registration-required summer program.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Jul25

Little Bay Park Invasive Removal and Tree Stewardship

at Totten Avenue, South of Duane Road (in Little Bay Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help NYC Parks restore forest in Little Bay Park! Volunteers will help remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation like porcelainberry and bittersweet, which threaten the otherwise healthy forest.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jul25

Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History
Free!

Jul25

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Category: Education, Nature, Fishing
Free!

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