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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 807 events
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from October 20, 2019 to September 10, 2022

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Oct20

Riverdale Park Tree Planting

at Spaulding Lane Parking Lot (in Riverdale Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Riverdale Park!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct20

It's My Park at MacArthur Park

at Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park (in MacArthur Playground)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of 49th Street Playground for a general playground cleanup including raking leaves, planting bulbs, and spreading mulch.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct20

Moses Mountain Hike

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a hike to Moses Mountain to experience the forest in its full fall glory. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view and look for birds of prey.
Category: Nature, Fall Foliage, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct20

Birding: Raptor Watch

at Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Oct20

Birding: Fall Migration

at Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see fall migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels.
Category: Birding, Wildlife
Free!

Oct20

Fall Foliage Hike

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Category: Nature, Fall Foliage, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct20

Ecosystem Explorers: Deciduous Forests

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Deciduous forests are most important as habitat areas. Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!
Category: Education, Nature, Fall Foliage, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct20

Harvestfest Pumpkin Carving

at Dolly's ParkBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join community gardeners at Dolly's Park in Brooklyn for a Harvest fest with pumpkin carving. All are welcome!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids, Fall Festivals
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct20

Treebed Planting Day

at West Farms MTA Bus TerminalBronx

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will weed out tree beds and plant pollinator-friendly native perennials while engaging the community and meeting new friends.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct20

CANCELLED: It's My Park at Henry M. Jackson Playground

at Henry M. Jackson PlaygroundManhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of 12 Park to Planting with the kids at Henry M. Jackson Playground.
Category: Best for Kids, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Best For
Kids

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