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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 April 30, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Apr 30

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park?
Category: Markets, Food
Free!

Apr 30

Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit."
Category: Art, Women's History Month
Free!

Apr 30

New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park

at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Apr 30

Queens Parks Trails Club - Trail Maintenance 101

at Alley Pond Park Environmental Center, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Be a part of the first Queens Parks Trails Club and help with maintenance and restoration projects on select hiking trails in Queens Parks.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Hiking
Free!

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Apr 30

It's My Park at Playground 62

at Playground Sixty Two (in Playground Sixty Two LXII), Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Boon Church of Overseas Chinese Mission to clean up Playground 62.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Apr 30

2016 High Rock Challenge

at Henry Kaufman Campgrounds, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The High Rock Challenge is New York City's longest running obstacle race.
Category: Sports

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Apr 30

Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park

at 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in BBP's Community Room at 99 Plymouth.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Apr 30

Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting

at City Island Circle (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Pelham Bay Park!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr 30

Queens Greenhouse Open House

at Queens Greenhouse & Nursery (in Forest Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see where NYC Parks' flowers come from.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

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Apr 30

It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area

at Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to paint, plant, and a general clean-up at Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning the park with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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