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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 2,621 events
from March 24, 2012 (x) to November 27, 2016
in Birding (x) & Nature (x) categories

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jul28

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
Jul28

Seton Falls Park Invasive Removal

at Marolla Place and Boller Avenue (in Seton Falls Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation such as porcelainberry and bittersweet, which threaten the otherwise healthy forest.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jul28

Hike and Paint

at Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join artist Gerry McCleave. Paints and brushes will be provided.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Jul28

Garden Crew: Kids

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds and compost bins.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Volunteer
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

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

Jul28

Wetlands Tour

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jul29

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
Jul29

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.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, History, Tours
Free!

Jul29

Summer Children's Garden Program

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park), Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Children ages 7-12 are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to explore the garden and connect with nature.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Stories in the Garden: Flutterby Butterfly

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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