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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 20 events
from August 16, 2018 to October 8, 2018
with keyword/phrase “hike” (x)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aug18

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug19

Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This extensive hike of Forest Park highlights the hiking trails of Forest Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, packing a light snack, and bringing water.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Aug19

Medicinal Plants Hike

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks, and teach you about medicinal plants in the area.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Aug24

Greenbelt on the Go: Bat Hike!

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

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Children ages 7 and older can learn about bats on this nighttime hike! Find out what they eat, how they catch prey, and understand more about these creatures of the night.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug25

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sep 9

Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct

at West 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Water is life! Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City's oldest standing bridge(completed in 1848) brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan.
Category: History, Tours, Hiking
Free!

Sep 9

Tree ID Hike

at School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This hike is of light intensity, featuring a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths and an introduction to tree identification.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Sep 9

The Art and Literature of the Brooklyn Bridge

at Corner of Furman and Old Fulton Streets (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers lead the way through Brooklyn Bridge Park discussing some of the great short stories, poems, novels, paintings and other works inspired by the bridge.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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