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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, August 15, 2015

Aug15

Natural Dyes and Herb Sachets

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into dyes using natural ingredients such as onion skins and turmeric. Dye your own herb sachet and fill it with a custom blend of herbs.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature
Free!

Aug15

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Aug15

It's My Park at Claremont Park

at Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug15

It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug15

Family Art Project: Green Bugs Gathering

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Study the similarities and differences between cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Then, use craft materials to construct bodies and movable parts, like wings and legs.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Columbia Street and Luquer Street

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Category: Volunteer, TreesCount! 2015
Free!

Aug15

It's My Park at Devanney Triangle

at Devanney Triangle, Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We will be raking, sweeping, removing litter, and mulching.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug15

Kayaking

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug15

B'rook'lyn Chess Festival

at Park Circle (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn to play chess, compete, sharpen your skills, meet and play a chess master, and have fun!
Category: Festivals, Games
Free!

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