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Wild NYC is at the other end of your doorstep! Explore New York's urban forests, streams, and wildlife with these fun outdoor activities.

Nature Events

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Aug25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug25

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Discovery Walks for Families: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park's Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes that make up the Park's only formal garden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Vertical Garden Solutions

at Mobilization for Change Community Garden (in )Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We will be decorating and positioning repurposed pallets for pots of herbs, creating a rose trellis arch, and working on a children's bean teepee.
Free!

Aug25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug25

Central Park Tour: East Meadow Tree Walk

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Stroll through the idyllic East Meadow, appreciating some of the most beautiful beech trees in Central Park, and others that give the area its character.

Aug25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug25

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Aug26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug26

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Get lost in nature without ever leaving the city on this tour of the Ramble, a serene 36-acre 'wild garden' in the middle of Central Park.

Aug26

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Aug26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Aug27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug27

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro.
Free!

Aug27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug27

Sunset Meditation

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Socrates begins a new partnership with Mindful Astoria to offer the art of mindfulness meditation to the local community.
Free!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Aug28

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug28

Wednesday Night Group Hike

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

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly group hike that takes place in all seasons. This hike typically covers five miles. Bring a headlamp, hydration, and sturdy shoes.
Free!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Aug29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug29

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Aug29

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Free!

Aug29

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Aug29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug29

MAD. SQ. HORT: Hort Talks with Michael Purugganan, Ph.D

at Southern Fountain (in Madison Square Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a series of free, lively Park walkthroughs led by a diverse group of field experts who will discuss the horticulture of the Park through their unique perspectives.
Free!

Aug29

Summer Nights

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Queens Botanical Garden is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden!

Aug29

Yoga in the Park

at East River Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes. Bring a mat.
Free!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Aug30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug30

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Aug30

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Free!

Aug30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug30

Central Park Tour: East Meadow Tree Walk

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Stroll through the idyllic East Meadow, appreciating some of the most beautiful beech trees in Central Park, and others that give the area its character.

Aug30

Free Rowing in Van Cortlandt Park

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
25 minutes to explore beautiful Van Cortlandt Park Lake in traditional, handmade wooden rowboats. Boats are available on a first-come-first-served basis, no reservations.
Free!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Aug31

Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Experience vinyasa yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park with the help of three unique instructors.
Free!

Aug31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug31

Gardening and Beach Cleanup

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the summer weather and upcoming events.
Free!

Aug31

Summer on the Hudson: Horticulture Tour of Riverside Park

at Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House at 107th Street (in Riverside Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Riverside Park Conservancy Zone Gardener to explore nature, learn about the park, and discuss special topics in urban horticulture. Wear comfortable shoes.
Free!

Aug31

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug31

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Aug31

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug31

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug31

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

Aug31

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Aug31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug31

Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation.

Must See
Event
Aug31

Snug Harbor Garden Tour: Tropical Border

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the Tropical Border, a stunning path lined with colorful and exotic plants like banana trees, hibiscus, monkey puzzle trees, and more.

Aug31

Luscious Tropical Plants: Snug Harbor Garden Workshop

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Learn about propagation through seeds and cuttings, and go home with specimens taken directly from Snug Harbor’s lush gardens.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sep 1

Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience vinyasa yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park with the help of three unique instructors.
Free!

Sep 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 1

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallets Cove (in Socrates Sculpture Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing from Socrates’ beach at Hallets Cove.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Heather Garden Tour with Ken Chaya

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring your binoculars and take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with expert naturalist Ken Chaya and learn about the dozens of plants currently in bloom.
Free!

Sep 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 1

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sep 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 2

Labor Day in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Children's Corner (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy family friendly programming in Prospect Park on Labor Day!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 2

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Sep 2

Labor Day Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Wave Hill is open on Labor Day. Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 3

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Sep 3

Sunset Meditation

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Socrates begins a new partnership with Mindful Astoria to offer the art of mindfulness meditation to the local community.
Free!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Sep 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 4

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 4

Pollinator Party: Honey Tasting

at Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Come celebrate National Honey Month! Enjoy a very special pollinator party with a free honey tasting with The Honeybee Conservancy.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 4

Wednesday Night Group Hike

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

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly group hike that takes place in all seasons. This hike typically covers five miles. Bring a headlamp, hydration, and sturdy shoes.
Free!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sep 5

Horticulture Volunteer Day

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join QBG's horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants.

Sep 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 5

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Sep 5

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 5

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Sep 5

Summer Nights

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Queens Botanical Garden is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden!

Sep 5

Yoga in the Park

at East River Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes. Bring a mat.
Free!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sep 6

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 6

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep 6

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 6

Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation.

Sep 6

Evening Farm Experience

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the beautiful Urban Farm. Taste in-season produce, smell the flowers, and learn about the farm’s unique crops and mission.
Free!

Sep 6

Greenbelt on the Go: Bat Hike

at Clove Lakes ParkStaten Island This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Walk around Clove Lakes Park to look for bats. Learn what they eat, how they catch prey, and understand more about these creatures of the night. Suitable for ages 7 +.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sep 7

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore…
Free!

Sep 7

Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Experience vinyasa yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park with the help of three unique instructors.
Free!

Sep 7

September Cleanup

at Park House (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Earn that weekend brunch by spending your Saturday morning volunteering at Washington Square Park!
Free!

Sep 7

Upper River Paddle

at Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park)Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Paddle through the freshwater of the Bronx River.

Sep 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 7

Astoria - Street Tree Care

at Astoria Park Entrance (in Astoria Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees.
Free!

Sep 7

Wings, Wands & Woodlands: Fairy Workshop

at Water's Edge Garden (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit our urban woodland to make all things fairy: wands, wings, and little fairy houses. Walk along our forest path to look for signs of fairies, protectors of our woods.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 7

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 7

Muskrat Cove Tour

at #2 Train Station at 233rd StreetBronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join a guided tour through Muskrat Cove and Woodlawn, and learn the history along the Bronx River Greenway.
Free!

Sep 7

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 7

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 7

Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Tour: Winter Crops and Putting Your Garden to Bed

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
We’ll explore some of the practices we use to put the farm to bed and prepare for next season.

Sep 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sep 7

Winter is Coming: Heritage Farm Workshop

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Learn how to battle cold temperatures, prepare your bed, and protect against winter pests and diseases. Discuss and practice techniques in soil preparation and season extension.

Sep 7

Family Camping: Queens

at Fort Totten ParkQueens

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Wednesday, August 28.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 7

Urban Starfest in Central Park

at Sheep Meadow (in Central Park)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
See the universe from Central Park! Join the Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York for their Annual Autumn Starfest.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 7

Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete when the Amateur Astronomers Association's expert stargazers help us peer heavenward to see stars and planets.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sep 8

Fall Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on walks through the gardens and woodlands.

Sep 8

Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience vinyasa yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park with the help of three unique instructors.
Free!

Sep 8

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Nature Discovery: Pond Life

at 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get hands-on in our pond, using dip nets to comb the pond and learn all about these species.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Nature Bike Tour

at Sand Lane and Father Capadanno Boulevard (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bike through Brookfield Park while enjoying the vistas and nature. Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

Sep 8

Trail of the Month: Yellow Trail/Moses Mountain

at Rockland Road and Meisner AvenueStaten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Climb Moses Mountain before heading to High Rock Park and into Reeds Basket Willow Swamp.
Free!

Sep 8

The Explorer's Club: Survival Crash Course

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this fun, family-friendly program you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Basic Canoeing

at Harlem Meer (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Line to participate may be closed prior to 2:30 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

Sep 8

Urban Farming Bike Tour

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come for a ride around the Island and see a variety of ways produce can be grown in an urban environment.
Free!

Sep 8

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sep10

Composting With Lovely Red Worms

at Brooklyn Botanic GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
In this workshop, we will learn how to make and maintain an indoor vermicomposting system.
Free!

Sep10

Sunset Meditation

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Socrates begins a new partnership with Mindful Astoria to offer the art of mindfulness meditation to the local community.
Free!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sep11

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep11

Wednesday Night Group Hike

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

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly group hike that takes place in all seasons. This hike typically covers five miles. Bring a headlamp, hydration, and sturdy shoes.
Free!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sep12

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Sep12

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep12

Summer Nights

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Queens Botanical Garden is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden!

Sep12

Yoga in the Park

at East River Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes. Bring a mat.
Free!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sep13

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep13

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

at 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!
Free!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sep14

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore…
Free!

Sep14

Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Experience vinyasa yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park with the help of three unique instructors.
Free!

Sep14

Coastal Cleanup

at 59th Street Mound (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Riverside Park Conservancy partners with TRASH HERO NY to remove trash and recyclables that are brought in with the tides and pile up along the Hudson River coastline.
Free!

Sep14

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep14

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep14

Raptor Fest

at East Meadow (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close. Join NYC Parks at the annual Raptor Fest, hosted by the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep14

Monarch Celebration

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us during what should be the height of monarch butterfly migration in our area. We’ll explore our gardens and natural areas in search of these charismatic creatures.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

Vinyasa Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience vinyasa yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park with the help of three unique instructors.
Free!

Sep15

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer with tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep15

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep15

Nature Exploration Hike: Bugs and Butterflies

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine 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.
Free!

Sep15

Queens Park of the Month: Idlewild Park

at Idlewild Park at 225th Street (in Idlewild Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This park in southeast Queens is a popular landing location for migrating birds.
Free!

Sep15

Birding: Fall Migrants

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Sep15

Sharing Our Farm Traditions: From the Caribbean to the Bronx

at La Finca del SurBronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We will tour the garden, discuss Caribbean crops that grow well in this region, and hear about their connections with growing food.
Free!

Sep15

South Asian Medicinal Plants

at Drew GardensBronx

2:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join gardeners at Drew Gardens to discuss South Asian medicinal plants that grow in this region such as turmeric, ginger, black seed/nigella, bay leaf, moringa, bitter melon, and stinging nettle.
Free!

Sep15

Inwood Rocks! Geology Hike

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The island of Manhattan is built on three strata know as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss. Join our Urban Park Rangers on this hike and find out why Manhattan rocks!
Free!

Sep15

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sep18

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep18

Wondrous Water

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
On World Water Monitoring Day, we’ll address the importance of protecting our local water bodies and showcase how Randall's Island Park Alliance's staff track the water’s health!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep18

Paw Paw Party

at Smiling Hogshead RanchQueens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Get to know pawpaw, a native fruit tree! Learn about where to find paw paw, how to grow them, and more.
Free!

Sep18

Wednesday Night Group Hike

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

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly group hike that takes place in all seasons. This hike typically covers five miles. Bring a headlamp, hydration, and sturdy shoes.
Free!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sep19

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Sep19

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep19

Yoga in the Park

at East River Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes. Bring a mat.
Free!

Sep19

Roots Workshops: 'Choices Beyond Food'

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn practical and innovative ways you can take sustainability to the next level in your own community and beyond.
Free!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Sep20

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep20

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping with the Urban Park Rangers and your family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and create lasting memories. Participants are selected by lottery. Registration opens on Sept 11.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep20

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in Inwood Hill Park, home to Manhattan's last remaining natural forest and owls! Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration begins on Wednesday, September 11.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sep21

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore…
Free!

Sep21

International Coastal Cleanup

at 68th Street Sitting Area (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan This is an Accessible location, 148 Street Hudson River waterfront (in Riverside Park)Manhattan, 100th Street at Hudson River waterfront (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep21

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep21

Coastal Exploration

at Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on Rockaway Beach to explore the ecological diversity of our coastal shorelines.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep21

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep21

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep21

GreenThumb's 40th Annual Harvest Fair

at Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community GardenBrooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join our annual celebration of our community gardeners! Join our Fresh Chef Contest, workshops, and exercise activities, and enjoy live entertainment, games, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep21

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt ParkBronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on September 11.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sep22

Prospect Park Super Hike

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. Registration begins on Wednesday, Sept. 11
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep22

The New York City Naturalist Club: Fall Migration

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Sep22

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Queens Park of the Month: Idlewild Birding by Canoe Adventure

at Idlewild ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a peaceful paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds in this habitat. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on September 11.
Free!

Sep22

Ecosystem Explorers: Micro-Ecosystems

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Birding Along the Bronx River Foodway

at Inside the park at Bruckner Boulevard (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a walk through Concrete Plant Park and learn about the Foodway while discovering the birds in your community.
Free!

Sep22

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sep25

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep25

Wednesday Night Group Hike

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

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly group hike that takes place in all seasons. This hike typically covers five miles. Bring a headlamp, hydration, and sturdy shoes.
Free!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sep26

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Sep26

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sep27

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep27

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology Park

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy in Ecology Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore…
Free!

Sep28

Summer on the Hudson: Horticulture Tour of Riverside Park

at Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House at 107th Street (in Riverside Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Riverside Park Conservancy Zone Gardener to explore nature, learn about the park, and discuss special topics in urban horticulture. Wear comfortable shoes.
Free!

Sep28

Get Hooked Fishing Festival

at Southern waterfront just south of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep28

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep28

Fall Care of Pollinator Perennials

at Rainbow Block Association GardenBronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Fall, not spring, is the best time to care for perennials: it’s when they’re growing roots. We’ll learn about the differing needs of the 15 species of colorful perennials.
Free!

Sep28

Nature Exploration Hike: Seton Falls Park

at East 233 Street and Baychester Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the Grand Canyon of the Bronx! Our Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep28

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep28

Family Camping: Queens

at Alley Pond ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration begins on Wednesday, September 18.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep28

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Blue Heron Park Preserve (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in Staten Island's wild side! Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration ends on August 3.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sep29

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Jamaica Bay Greenway Bike Tour

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bike along Jamaica Bay while enjoying the sights and sounds of fall. ?Tour will end back at meeting location.
Free!

Sep29

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Sep29

Sunset and S'mores

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers lead you on this sunset hike through Van Cortlandt Park. Afterward, participants will be treated to s'mores over an open fire. Registration is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Nocturnal Wildlife Hike

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they search for some of the lesser-seen creatures of the night. Lottery registration opens on Wednesday, September 18
Free!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Oct 2

Aquatic Plants for the Garden Pond

at La Plaza Cultural (in )Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers for a look at some of the aquatic plants that can grow in small urban ponds.
Free!

Oct 2

Wednesday Night Group Hike

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

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get motivated and moving on this weekly group hike that takes place in all seasons. This hike typically covers five miles. Bring a headlamp, hydration, and sturdy shoes.
Free!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Oct 3

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Oct 5

Meadow Walk: Sensational Seeds

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Tour the Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow and learn about the beautiful native fall blooms and their diverse seeds and seed pods, from milkweed to coneflower.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Island Highlights Bike Tour

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Take a ride around the island to learn about its many unique spaces, amenities, and pathways for commuting and recreation.
Free!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct 6

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Oct10

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oct12

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct12

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct12

Fall Walks

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Walk with us through our gardens, woodland trail, and wetlands to see the colorful changes happening on the Island.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oct13

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Oct17

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Oct19

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct19

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct19

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct19

Fall Walks

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Walk with us through our gardens, woodland trail, and wetlands to see the colorful changes happening on the Island.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Oct24

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Oct25

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oct26

Coastal Cleanup

at 59th Street Mound (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Riverside Park Conservancy partners with TRASH HERO NY to remove trash and recyclables that are brought in with the tides and pile up along the Hudson River coastline.
Free!

Oct26

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Inspired by the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors, our Halloween festival features a Gede song workshop, card readings, dance and drum performances, as well as a doggie costume contest!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct26

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct31

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and so much more!
Free!

Oct31

Halloween Boo Bash

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join us for crafts, games, treats, and spooky fun before you go trick-or-treating.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Nov 2

Mycological Society Walk

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us as we partner with the New York Mycological Society to hunt for fungi in all its many forms.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Nov16

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Dec21

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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