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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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from December 12, 2012 (x) to August 30, 2017

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Oct30

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
Oct30

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct30

Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market

at Hattie Carthan Herban Farm, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.
Category: Markets, Food, Seniors
Free!

Oct30

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct30

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Oct30

Hike and Draw

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Oct30

Concert: Sinfonietta of Riverdale

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The new season opens with the return of the Sinfonietta of Riverdale, the first of ten concerts that feature classical, jazz, and popular American music.
Category: Concerts

Oct30

Central Park Conservancy Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla

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

3:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, a costume parade, and Central Park Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids, Halloween, Fall Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, October 31, 2016

Oct31

Bird Education Program

at National Audubon Headquarters, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct31

Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across New York City. Just like City Parks Foundation’s free sports, arts, and…
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

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