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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.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Wildlife Viewing: Raptor Watch

at Schmul Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in their search for raptors—predators of the sky.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep 3

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Leeny Del Seamonds will share the Argentinian story "Renaldo" and Laura Simms will share the true tale "The Mud Sisters".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park

at Chelsea Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly introduction to sports for kids!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.
Category: Art

Sep 3

Kayaking at South Beach

at South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore of South Beach.
Category: Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 3

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

Capoeira for Beginners

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront
Free!

Sep 3

Seaside Wildlife Exploration

at Canarsie Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

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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