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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, May 27, 2018

May 27

Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, May 28, 2018

May 28

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

May 28

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees

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.
Free!

May 28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

May 28

Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk

at Maine Monument (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join tour guides on this walk through Central Park, and through time, to see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember and honor our veterans.
Free!

May 28

Memorial 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 , The Carousel (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 28

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 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.
Free!

May 28

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

May 28

Memorial Day Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this holiday Monday. Free with admission to the grounds.

Must See
Event
May 28

LIC Henge

at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on May 28 for the Manhattanhenge at one of the best viewing sites in the city!
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May 29

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.
Free!

May 29

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Free!

May 29

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

May 29

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.
Free!

May 29

Kid's Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 29

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

May 29

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

at South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park) , Brooklyn

8:15 p.m.10:15 p.m.
We'll walk the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity.
Free!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May 30

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

May 30

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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!

May 30

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

May 30

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 31

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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!

May 31

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 more!
Free!

May 31

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

May 31

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season.
Free!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Jun 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 1

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High Line , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs.
Free!

Jun 2

Bronx River Full River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard , Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us on a 5-mile paddling adventure and explore the Bronx River!

Jun 2

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please.
Free!

Jun 2

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Free!

Jun 2

Horseshoe Crab Walk

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
In May and June, horseshoe crabs visit our shores to lay eggs. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Family Art Project: A Turtle’s Pace

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Marvel at the beautiful patterns that cover the protective shell of the local box turtle. Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Discovery Community Gardens First Annual Kick Off Event

at Discovery Community Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Discovery Community Gardens invites you to our First Annual Kickoff Event, featuring games, arts, garden crafts, and music for all to enjoy.
Free!

Jun 2

The Rebirth of Artsy Bloom

at Artsy Bloom Community Garden , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come and join us as we clean and beautify the Artsy Bloom community garden. Lunch will be served!
Free!

Jun 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 2

Central Park Spring Blooms: 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.

Jun 2

National Trails Day Hike: Inwood Hill Park (Moderate)

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a hike through Manhattan's last remaining natural forest.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 2

National Trails Day: Pat Dolan Trail (Moderate)

at Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on National Trails Day on this moderate hike along The Pat Dolan Trail.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 2

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Free!

Jun 2

Outdoor Adventure Day for the Family at Willowbrook Park

at 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled day of nature adventures! The Greenbelt and it’s partner organizations will offer: Fishing, Canoeing, Birding, Planting, Hiking, Exploring...and…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Art-Making at Queens Green Day

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates' artists and local partners for activities and art-making opportunities as part of the new Queens Green Day.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Queens Green Day

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The inaugural Queens Green Day is a celebration of all things “green” – local ecological initiatives, food justice, gardening, urban farming, and healthy living.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Urban Gardening Techniques in English and Español

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
As part of Socrates’ Queens Green Day, farmers Rob McGrath and Cristhian Monedero will facilitate interactive presentations of urban gardening techniques.
Free!

Jun 2

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.2:30 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 woodland community.
Free!

Jun 2

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
As part of the annual World Science Festival, we will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count what species of fish we find. Join us for this fun waterside event!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Jun 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.

Jun 2

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music!
Free!

Jun 2

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  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. Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens May 23.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 2

Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Manhattan provides a great backdrop as we peer heavenward to see celestial wonders.
Free!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jun 3

Family Art Project: A Turtle’s Pace

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack as part of Wave Hill's Turtle Day.

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Yoga in the Garden

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a morning yoga class in the gardens, offered in partnership with Yoga Haven. All levels are welcome!

Jun 3

The New York City Naturalist Club: World Environment Day

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Ahead of World Environment Day, join our park Rangers on a hike through Central Park as we discuss ways participants can continue to be conscious of their environment.
Free!

Jun 3

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This free event is a special opportunity to spend a summer afternoon exploring the future park while the site is closed to the public.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 3

16th Annual Drums Along the Hudson

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts, and visits from Captain Planet.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 3

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The common snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle. It is estimated that they can live 30 to 40 years in the wild, perhaps even longer.
Free!

Jun 3

Gardening Workshop: Planting for Pollinators

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
We'll discuss pollinators and their role in successful gardens, then make wildflower seed "bombs" to make an impact with native plants in or near your plot.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

It's My Park: CPN's Family Earth Fair

at MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join Coastal Preservation Network for a great day of environmental service, education, and fun at MacNeil Park in College Point.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 3

Heather Garden Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
As part of Garden Days at Fort Tryon Park, join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the Heather Garden.
Free!

Jun 3

Science in the Park: Bay Waters

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Jun 3

Turtle & Shell Show and Tell

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

1:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Our youngest visitors and their families are invited to drop by this informal info station to see turtle shells, eggs and meet a live turtle.

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

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.

Jun 3

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.
Free!

Jun 3

Nature Presentation: Turtle Talk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for an informative (and humorous) foray into the world of turtles.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Jun 3

Fey Nan Bwa: A Haitian Herb and Song Workshop with Sirene

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Vodou Priestess Sirene Dantor Rene for an afternoon of singing and learning about Haitian herbal wellness.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, June 4, 2018

Jun 4

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Jun 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 4

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jun 4

Bushwick Inlet Park Visioning Session

at Bushwick Inlet Park House (in Bushwick Inlet Park) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks to share your ideas for the next phase of Bushwick Inlet Park!
Free!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jun 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 5

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Jun 5

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Jun 5

Kid's Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 5

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Jun 5

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

8:15 p.m.9:30 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Jun 6

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Jun 6

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.
Free!

Jun 6

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Jun 6

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jun 7

Chancellor's Day: Professional Development Day for Educators, Teachers, and Youth Leaders

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

8:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Educators, teachers, and youth leaders learn about two nature-based curriculums.

Jun 7

Chancellor's Day: Professional Development Day for Educators, Teachers, and Youth Leaders

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
This is an adult only workshop geared towards educators, and is CTLE credit certified. Educators, teachers, and youth leaders learn about nature-based curriculum .

Jun 7

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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!

Jun 7

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 more!
Free!

Jun 7

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.
Free!

Jun 7

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season.
Free!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jun 8

Coastal Clean Up with Riverside Park Conservancy and Trash Hero New York

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate World Ocean's Day! Join us for our monthly coastal clean-up project in Riverside Park South.
Free!

Jun 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 8

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.

Jun 8

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jun 9

Bayside Green Neighborhood

at Upper Alley Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect the forested areas in Alley Pond Park!
Free!

Jun 9

Woodworking Workshop: Build a Rustic Garden Tuteur

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Use cedar posts, branches, and simple tools to create a one-of-a-kind “tuteur” (a.k.a. tripod trellis) under the expert guidance of a master woodworker.

Jun 9

The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt

at Field 80 (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for an adventure as we unlock Island secrets, search for treasure, and explore Randall’s Island Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan , East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures!
Free!

Jun 9

Volunteer Event: National Trails Day

at White Trail New Springville , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the installation of cribbing and stairs to help with erosion control, and to help remove invasive plants.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 9

Birding: Raptors

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Jun 9

Flora and Fauna Walk at Highbridge Park with Leslie Day

at Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue Entrance to Highbridge Park (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Come on a morning nature walk through Highbridge Park, an ideal spot to see many species of animals, insects, and birds.
Free!

Jun 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 9

Central Park Spring Blooms: 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.

Jun 9

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Survival Series: Fire Building

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Free!

Jun 9

World Oceans Day: Marine Life

at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we celebrate the unique marine life found along Rockaway Beach.
Free!

Jun 9

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Free!

Jun 9

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the Hallett Nature Sanctuary 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 woodland community.
Free!

Jun 9

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Staten Island Boulevard and Shields Place (in Deere Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals!
Free!

Jun 9

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Jun 9

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.

Jun 9

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jun 9

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Jun 9

Family Camping - Manhattan

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in Inwood Hill Park, home of the last remaining natural forest in Manhattan. Registration opens on May 30.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jun 10

Summer 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 these walks through the gardens and woodlands.
Free!

Jun 10

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 10

Saltwater Fishing

at Lemon Creek Pier (in Lemon Creek Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided. Program recommended for agaes 8 years and older.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 10

Seining

at Section 2 Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet! Seining programs use nets to catch fish. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 10

Science in the Park: Bay Waters

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 10

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 10

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Jun 10

Family Nature Walk

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Best For
Kids
Jun 10

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Jun 10

Art Workshop: Botanical Illustration

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Using pen and pencil techniques, practice accurate and scientific depictions of plants and flowers. Supplies are included; all skill levels welcome.

Jun 10

Garden Walk: Poppies in the Garden

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to see a plethora of poppies in the garden, from bright-red field poppies to bread seed poppies.
Free!

Jun 10

Cooking Demo: Cooking with Poppy Seeds

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Discover creative ways to use poppy seeds and sample tasty dishes prepared by a chef from Great Performances.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Jun 11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 11

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Jun 11

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

at Calvert Vaux Park , Brooklyn , South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
We'll walk the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jun 12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 12

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Jun 12

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jun 12

Kid's Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 12

Growing Mushrooms

at UCC Youth Farm , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This workshop offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden.
Free!

Jun 12

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Jun 13

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Jun 13

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 13

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.
Free!

Jun 13

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Jun 13

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jun 14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 14

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 more!
Free!

Jun 14

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.

Jun 14

Mad Science Presents Spin, Pop, Boom

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Are you ready for some fun science? Witness amazing feats of chemistry as we explore all sorts of spectacular reactions.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jun 15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 15

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan , East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures!
Free!

Jun 15

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.

Jun 15

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jun 16

Forest Park Trail Work

at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park!
Free!

Jun 16

Forest Restoration Volunteer Days

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Work together with The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to help restore Van Cortlandt Park's forests.
Free!

Jun 16

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard , Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River!

Jun 16

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 woodland community.
Free!

Jun 16

Family Art Project: Pollinator Bats and Nocturnal Flowers

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Thirsty at night? Some pollinators are, like the shy bat. Luckily for the bat, species like mango, cacao, banana, guava and agave rely on bats to pollinate their flowers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Pollination Headquarters

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
See butterfly and insect displays, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists, join pollinator walks, share your observations, and check out our “bee hotel” in the Flower Garden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Farmhouse Family Day and Farmer's Market

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, outdoor colonial games, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, a farmer's market, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
Free!

Jun 16

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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!

Jun 16

Central Park Spring Blooms: 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.

Jun 16

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Meet the Bees: A Hands-on Adventure in the Apiary

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees.

Jun 16

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Free!

Jun 16

Build a Bee-Abode Workshop

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Assemble a rustic bee house (or condo) for the pollinators in your yard or community garden.

Jun 16

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.2:30 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 woodland community.
Free!

Jun 16

Junior Pollinators Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Our youngest visitors and their families are encouraged to join an expedition to hunt for colorful flowers and their creature pollinators in the gardens.

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Family Photography Scavenger Hunt

at 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of family fun as we go on a scavenger hunt using digital cameras or smartphones. Bring your own digital camera and smartphones.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Natures Workshop: Wind Energy Workshop

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
In honor of Global Wind Day, our Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to construct wind-powered creations using natural materials.
Free!

Jun 16

The New York City Naturalist Club: Global Wind Day Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers on this Global Wind Day Hike and discover the wind, from its power to its importance and to its possibilities.
Free!

Jun 16

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Jun 16

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jun 16

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.
Free!

Jun 16

Native Pollinators Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Environmental educator Tim Stanley of Native Beeology and naturalist Paul Keim lead this walk to observe our local pollinators at work.

Jun 16

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Willowbrook Park , Staten Island

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 June 6.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jun 17

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Jun 17

Pollination Headquarters

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
See butterfly and insect displays, learn about self-guided activities, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists, join pollinator walks, and check out our “bee hotel”.

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 17

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

Build a Bee-Abode Workshop

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Assemble a rustic bee house (or condo) for the pollinators in your yard or community garden.

Jun 17

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Jun 17

Junior Pollinators Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Our youngest visitors and their families are encouraged to join an expedition to hunt for colorful flowers and their creature pollinators in the gardens.

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

Discovery Hike: All About Ants

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on our discovery hike and find out some interesting facts about these small insects.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

Global Wind Day Hike

at Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.
Free!

Jun 17

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.

Jun 17

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.
Free!

Jun 17

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Jun 17

Native Pollinators Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Environmental educator Tim Stanley of Native Beeology and naturalist Paul Keim lead this walk to observe our local pollinators at work.

Jun 17

Tide Pool Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will explore the shores of Orchard Beach to explore the variety of marine life that has made its way ashore.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 18

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 19

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Jun 19

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jun 19

Kid's Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 19

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jun 20

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Jun 20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 20

Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 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.

Jun 20

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.
Free!

Jun 20

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jun 21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 21

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 more!
Free!

Jun 21

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.

Jun 21

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Jun 21

Summer Solstice Celebration at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Summer Solstice is the longest and most light-filled day of the year, and one of our favorite days to celebrate at Socrates.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 21

How to Care for your Bees

at Green Valley Farm , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for Part 2 of our beekeeping series with longtime beekeeping experts and community gardeners Gemma Garcia and Brenda Thompson-Duchene.
Free!

Jun 21

Midsummer Night’s Solstice Meditation

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Explore the enchanted gardens on a guided meditative walk and finish with a series of restful poses.

Jun 21

Summer Solstice Concert and Beach Walk

at The Conference House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the music of The Staten Island Snugs, a five member, four-part harmony outfit, with lead guitar, bass, flute, keys and drums. Afterwards enjoy a narrated guided walking tour!
Free!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Jun 22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 22

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.

Jun 22

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jun 23

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan , East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures!
Free!

Jun 23

Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
See them and sketch them flying among the meadow grasses or on the butterfly bush in Wave Hill’s Flower Garden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 23

Central Park Spring Blooms: 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.

Jun 23

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Free!

Jun 23

Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for the Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle. Learn interesting facts about this pre-historic looking turtle.
Free!

Jun 23

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the Hallett Nature Sanctuary 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 woodland community.
Free!

Jun 23

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Seining

at Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Tree ID Hike (Light)

at 85th Avenue and 165th Street (in Captain Tilly Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Free!

Jun 23

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Jun 23

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.

Jun 23

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.
Free!

Jun 23

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Jun 23

Survival Series: Overnight Camping and Wilderness Survival Workshops

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Registration opens on June 13.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Jun 24

Yoga in the Garden

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a morning yoga class in the gardens, offered in partnership with Yoga Haven.

Jun 24

Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
See them and sketch them flying among the meadow grasses or on the butterfly bush in Wave Hill’s Flower Garden.

Best For
Kids
Jun 24

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.
Free!

Jun 24

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 24

Science in the Park: Bay Waters

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 24

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 24

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Jun 24

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.

Jun 24

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jun 24

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Jun 25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 25

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jun 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 26

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Jun 26

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jun 26

Kid's Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 26

Composting with Bokashi

at Bayview Houses Community Farm , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn about the bokashi composting method.
Free!

Jun 26

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jun 27

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Jun 27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 27

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.
Free!

Jun 27

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Jun 27

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jun 28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jun 28

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 more!
Free!

Jun 28

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.

Jun 28

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jun 28

Evening Garden Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a short evening stroll in the gardens with a Wave Hill Garden Guide

Friday, June 29, 2018

Jun 29

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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!

Jun 29

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.
Free!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jun 30

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please.
Free!

Jun 30

Bronx Food and Farm Walking Tours: Belmont Community Gardens

at West Farms Square and East Tremont Avenue , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us as we visit a diverse group of farmers and entrepreneurs in the Belmont neighborhood.

Must See
Event
Jun 30

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.
Free!

Jun 30

Central Park Spring Blooms: 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.

Jun 30

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 30

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Free!

Jun 30

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please.
Free!

Jun 30

BYO Bin Worm Compost Workshop

at Seal Shower Garden and Fire Boat House (in John V. Lindsay East River Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join NYC Compost Project hosted by the LES Ecology Center to learn how to create and manage your own worm bin in this fun and family friendly vermicompost workshop.
Free!

Jun 30

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Jun 30

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (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!

Jun 30

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Jul 1

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 1

Heather Garden Pollinators Tour

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Watch and learn about the honey bees and our native butterflies, moths, bees, and maybe a hummingbird or two as they gather nectar from flower to flower and help pollinate the plants.
Free!

Jul 1

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Jul 3

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Jul 3

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

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

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Jul 4

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Jul 4

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Jul 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 more!
Free!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Jul 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music!
Free!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jul 7

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High Line , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs.
Free!

Jul 7

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

Plover Day Festival

at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate nesting shorebirds! Enjoy educational activities and crafts at this family friendly event that raises awareness about the piping plover.
Free!

Jul 7

Fey Nan Bwa: A Haitian Herb and Song Workshop with Sirene

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Vodou Priestess, Sirene Dantor Rene for an afternoon singing and learning about Haitian herbal wellness.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Manhattan provides a great backdrop as we peer heavenward to see celestial wonders.
Free!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Jul 8

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 8

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jul 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Japanese Drummers

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

10:30 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for special concerts featuring the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Free!

Jul 10

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jul 11

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Jul 11

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jul 12

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 more!
Free!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul 13

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 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!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jul 14

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
Free!

Jul 14

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 14

Open Garden Day NYC

at GreenThumb Compound , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the community gardening movement and tour dozens of community gardens across NYC!
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 14

Ay sí, Alcoholado

at Diamante Garden (in ) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Using plants and flowers directly from Borikén (Puerto Rico), we will make alcoholado, a medicinal rubbing alcohol.
Free!

Jul 14

Vegetable Gardening (and Eating!) with Kids

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Battery Urban Farm’s Educators will give participants insight on how we plant seeds, tend crops, harvest and cook with budding gardeners.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 14

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jul 15

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 15

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Jul 17

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jul 18

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Jul 18

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids
Jul 18

Sharing our Farm Traditions: Agroecology

at Far Rock Farm , Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Manager of Urban Agriculture at The Campaign Against Hunger Victor (Sumaq) Flores and the lead farmer of Far Rock Farm for a farm tour and demonstration of agroecological methods.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Jul 19

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul 21

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
Jul 21

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 21

Stop and Prune the Roses

at Jenny's Garden , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Let your roses be the star of the show through proper pruning and caretaking.
Free!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jul 22

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 22

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jul 24

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jul 25

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Jul 25

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Jul 26

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 more!
Free!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Jul 27

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest Powwow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over forty Indian Nations will…

Must See
Event

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul 28

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 28

Bronx Food and Farm Walking Tour: South Bronx

at Cypress Avenue 6 Train Station , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.
This farm walking tour features the bounty of fresh food grown in the Bronx and available at local farmers markets.

Jul 28

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions.

Must See
Event
Jul 28

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Jul 29

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions.

Must See
Event
Jul 29

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 29

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jul 31

Propagation From Cuttings

at New Vision Garden (in ) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn from East New York Farms! Community Educator Cheryl Browne about how to reproduce more of your favorite plants from cuttings.
Free!

Jul 31

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug 1

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Aug 1

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Aug 2

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 more!
Free!

Aug 2

Summer in the Square Movie Nights

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This August 2nd & 9th, join us for our Summer in the Square Movie Nights!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Aug 4

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High Line , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs.
Free!

Aug 4

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Herbal Medicine Workshop and Demonstration with Karen Rose

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
In this hands-on medicine making class we will focus on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies.
Free!

Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Manhattan provides a great backdrop as we peer heavenward to see celestial wonders.
Free!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Aug 5

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Aug 7

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Aug 7

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. Program suitable for…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aug 8

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Aug 8

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Aug 9

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 more!
Free!

Aug 9

Summer in the Square Movie Nights

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This August 2nd & 9th, join us for our Summer in the Square Movie Nights!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug 11

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 11

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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
Aug 11

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebration of Ingmar Bergman - Movie Screening: Autumn Sonata

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca.
Free!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aug 12

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 12

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aug 14

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aug 15

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Aug 15

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aug 16

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aug 18

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
Aug 18

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug 19

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 19

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aug 21

Plants as Medicine

at UCC Youth Farm , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn how to make tinctures and other herbal remedies using plants growing in your garden!
Free!

Aug 21

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug 22

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Aug 22

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids
Aug 22

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aug 23

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 more!
Free!

Aug 23

Iyan ati Egusi: An Exploration of Wild and Indigenous Food

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
We will go beyond our traditional garden greens of collard and kale to explore some wild and indigenous greens from West Africa and beyond through storytelling, cooking, and planting.
Free!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug 25

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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
Aug 25

Seed Keeping: Storytelling and How to Save Seeds

at UCC Youth Farm , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Keeping seeds connects us to our past and to our collective future. Come explore the "why" and "how" of saving seeds and the stories they hold through discussion and hands-on practice.
Free!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Aug 26

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 26

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Aug 28

Sowing Late Summer and Fall Crops

at Charles W. Cooke Farm , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us as we plant vegetables for the fall harvest at this urban farm. Learn which plants are best for the cooler weather.
Free!

Aug 28

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Aug 29

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Aug 29

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids
Aug 29

Less Salt, More Herbs!

at Howard Houses Urban Farm , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn how to incorporate more fresh, flavorful herbs from the garden into your cooking to help season meats and other favorite dishes!
Free!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Aug 30

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sep 1

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High Line , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs.
Free!

Sep 1

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Manhattan provides a great backdrop as we peer heavenward to see celestial wonders.
Free!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sep 2

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 2

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's Cove , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sep 4

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sep 5

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Sep 5

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sep 6

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sep 8

Bronx River Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!

Sep 8

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sep 9

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sep 11

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sep 12

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Sep 12

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sep 13

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 more!
Free!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sep 14

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 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 15, 2018

Sep 15

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
Sep 15

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away with the City Stompers

at John J Carty Park , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sep 16

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sep 18

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sep 19

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Sep 19

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sep 20

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sep 22

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 22

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 22

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sep 23

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sep 25

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sep 26

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Sep 26

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sep 27

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep 29

Bronx River Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!

Sep 29

Get Hooked!

at Southern waterfront across from 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. Try your hand at fishing while learning about amazing underwater habitats at this free event.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 29

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sep 30

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oct 2

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Oct 3

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Oct 3

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oct 4

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Oct 6

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oct 7

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Oct 9

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Oct 10

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Oct 10

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Oct 11

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Oct 13

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Oct 14

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 14

Harvest Festival

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan , Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for a free, family-friendly celebration of fall, featuring pumpkin decorating, face painting, kite flying, live musical performances, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Oct 16

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oct 17

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Oct 17

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Oct 18

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Oct 20

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard , Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Oct 23

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oct 24

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Oct 24

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Oct 25

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 more!
Free!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct 27

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Free!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oct 30

Stargazing

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.
Free!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oct 31

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops.
Free!

Oct 31

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

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