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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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jul 27

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Jul 27

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Jul 27

Stories in the Garden: Seeds and Sprouts

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us this week for stories, movement, and song as we embody seeds’ growth cycles.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 27

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Jul 27

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Jul 27

Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.
Free!

Jul 27

Park Spotlight: Lichen and Moss

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join Brooklyn Bridge Park's gardener Kim Cass on a tour that showcases the Park’s biodiversity with an in depth look at lichen and moss.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jul 28

My Reptile Guy

at Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Enjoy this original and educational show featuring the display of several exotic animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 28

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Jul 28

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jul 29

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Jul 29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.

Jul 29

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Jul 29

Hike and Draw

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Free!

Jul 29

Family Camping: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens from July 12 through July 19.
Free!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.
Free!

Jul 30

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.
Free!

Jul 30

Torrey Botanical Society Field Trip: Tour the Wilder Side of Marine Park

at Seba Avenue Skate Park (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We will explore the “wilder” western side of the park. Marine Park is the largest city-owned park in Brooklyn at 798 acres.
Free!

Jul 30

Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Study these ancient insects and see them fly upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hover in mid-air.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 30

Wellness Workshop: Summer Remedies

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

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Tour Wave Hill’s Herb Garden with herbalist Tina Triburgo, then create your own plant-infused products and remedies for summer.

Jul 30

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Jul 30

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.

Jul 30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.

Jul 30

Photographer Jane Goodrich: New York Is My Playground

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join photographer Jane Goodrich as she shares her latest works and takes us on a parade around the park to prove New York City is truly for kids of all ages.
Free!

Jul 30

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 30

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Jul 30

Ashford Learning Garden Getting it Together

at Ashford Learning Center , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join Ashford Learning Garden for a day of enjoyment and learning about the garden. It will be a fun-filled day for all with face painting, arts and crafts, singing, and music.
Free!

Jul 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!

Jul 30

Family Camping: Blue Heron Park, Staten Island

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens from July 12 to July 19.
Free!

Jul 30

National Moth Week Lecture and Light Trapping

at Pleasant Village Community Garden (in ) , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Learn about moths and butterflies and why they are important to our environment.
Free!

Jul 30

Astronomy

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Jul 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us to explore the evening sky at Pelham Bay P…
Free!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jul 31

Yoga

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps.

Jul 31

Highbridge Park History

at 165th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Named after New York City’s oldest bridge, Highbridge Park is home to an unusual geologic makeup and an early engineering marvel that greet visitors who stroll the pathways north and south.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 31

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Billy B, the Science and Dance Man

at The Great Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
What is biodiversity? How is it fostered within Central Park? Learn this and more through song, dance, audience participation, and a changing backdrop.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Jul 31

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Jul 31

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Jul 31

Outdoor Movie Night: The Goonies

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Setting out to find a way to save their homes, The Goonies find a treasure map and go in search of the treasure of the legendary pirate, One-Eyed Willy.
Free!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Aug 1

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 1

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Aug 2

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.

Aug 2

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Aug 3

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 3

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 3

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

CityParks Puppetmobile Presents Puss in Boots

at Snug Harbor , Staten Island

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

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!

Aug 3

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 3

Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.
Free!

Aug 3

Wednesday Night Tour: Family Tree Walk

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Environmental Educator Christina Tobitsch on a tree walk fit for the entire family.

Aug 3

Park Spotlight: Family Tree Walk

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join Environmental Educator Christina Tobitsch on a tree walk fit for the entire family.

Aug 3

Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Libby Richman

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The concert includes the pop tunes “Happy” (Pharell Williams) and “Sunny” (Bobby Hebb), and the musical theater classic, “Tonight”, from West Side Story.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Aug 4

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Aug 4

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 5, 2016

Aug 5

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Aug 5

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.

Aug 5

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 5

Hike and Draw

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Free!

Aug 5

Family Camping: Queens

at Fort Totten Park , Queens

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Free!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Sifting Saturdays: QBG Farm and Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
For the last stage in the composting process, sift cured compost that will be used on the farm at Queens Botanical Garden to enrich the soil.
Free!

Aug 6

Green Neighborhoods: North Shore

at Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in collaboration with the Natural Areas Conservancy for a special North Shore Green Neighborhood event!
Free!

Aug 6

Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Interested in joining one of our weekly volunteer opportunities? Come to an orientation session to learn how to get involved with NYRP’s Northern Manhattan parks. Come prepared to work!
Free!

Aug 6

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.

Aug 6

Helping Hummingbirds

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about these beautiful birds of the Greenbelt and how you can help them this summer. Hike in search of hummingbirds, and make a nectar feeder to take home.

Aug 6

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Aug 6

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Aug 6

Seasonal Ferments Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
In this workshop, we’ll explore and craft sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream.

Aug 6

Hot Compost Hands-On Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop presented by NYC Compost Project and the Queens Botanical Garden.

Aug 6

Reading of 'Our Town' with UP Theater Company

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
“Our Town” is a classic play that touches on the themes of every day life and is sure to make audiences of any generation take a look at the world and people around them in a new light.
Free!

Aug 6

Family Camping: Bronx

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Connect to the natural world and bond with our family at our free overnight camping adventure in New York City's largest park.
Free!

Aug 6

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Wolfes Pond Park (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Free!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug 7

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Leaf Arrow

at The Great Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Through contemporary and historical storytelling, songs, and traditional dance, learn about the special relationship the Native American people have with the Earth.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Aug 7

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Aug 7

What's in Bloom in the Heather Garden? August Tour

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne and learn about the dozens of plants currently in bloom.
Free!

Aug 7

Sanctuaries: Closing Reception

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
SANCTUARIES is a series of wall-scale intricately-layered reinventions of natural Colombian landscape, hand-constructed on digital canvases, printed, and arrayed into immersive murals.

Aug 7

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Aug 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Aug 8

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 8

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, August 9, 2016

Aug 9

My Reptile Guy

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Enjoy this original and educational show featuring the display of several exotic animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Aug 9

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Aug 10

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 10

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 10

Summer Fun for the Wee Ones

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join Greenbelt Educators for a fun-filled summer adventure with stories, nature exploration, and sprinklers!

Best For
Kids
Aug 10

Stories in the Garden: Creepy Crawlies and Wiggly Wormies

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs, and puppetry.

Best For
Kids
Aug 10

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Aug 10

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 10

Composting 101

at Central Pavilion (in Msgr. McGolrick Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Composting 101 August 10 and 17 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Have you wanted to start composting but have no idea how to start? If so, then join Audubon New York and the NYC Compost Project…
Free!

Aug 10

Sunset Yoga

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Enjoy a peaceful evening yoga class on the lawns of Wave Hill.

Aug 10

Sunset Wednesdays Welcome Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore what makes the gardens so unique, and learn how to maximize your Wave Hill experience this summer.

Aug 10

Wednesday Night Tour: Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join birder and naturalist Heather Wolf to learn about the birds of the park and tips on how to spot them.

Aug 10

Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join birder and naturalist Heather Wolf to learn about the birds of the Park and tips for how to spot them.

Aug 10

Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Bronx Salsa Fest with Orquesta SCC

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Each Sunset Wednesday, enjoy outdoor concerts by vibrant New York City musicians who will bring a pop sensibility to their performance on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn.
Free!

Aug 10

FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring

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

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Hike to Walker Pond to listen for (and possibly see) frogs. Headlamp or flashlight require
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Aug 11

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Aug 11

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 11

City Chicken Institute: Auto-Watering Systems

at Imani Community Garden , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about several options for providing your chickens with fresh water year round and some simple ways to reduce your chores.
Free!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Aug 12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.

Aug 12

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 12

Hike and Draw

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Free!

Aug 12

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Conference House Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in Conference House Park with our Urban Park Rangers. We'll provide tents.
Free!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

Green Neighborhoods: Inwood

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

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in restoring precious woodland in Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Aug 13

A Day in the Life of the Bronx River

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx , 180th Street and Boston Road (in Bronx Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Our Citizen Science Stewards will participate in different studies throughout the watershed, culminating with a data exchange information about how to get involved with CS.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

GreenThumb Workshop: Power of Herbs

at Sparrow's Nest Community Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Let us explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more.
Free!

Aug 13

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.

Aug 13

Kids Cooking Workshop

at 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden (in ) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Cook up a seasonal summer dish with vegetables from our local farmers' market and fresh herbs from the 6&B's herb garden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Family Affair

at Target Bronx Community Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bronx Museum educators will be in Target Bronx Community Garden leading activities centered around gardening, art, and our neighborhood.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Aug 13

Compost Workday

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on the second Saturday of the month to get an inside look at this process and learn some of the basics of composting.
Free!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Aug 14

Birding in Central Park

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come birding with the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park!
Free!

Aug 14

Family Art Project: Fishy Fun

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the…

Best For
Kids
Aug 14

Yoga at Wave Hill

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are…

Aug 14

Freshwater Fishing

at Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Aug 14

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 14

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Aug 14

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Aug 15

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!

Aug 15

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Aug 16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.

Aug 16

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Aug 17

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 17

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 17

Summer Fun for the Wee Ones

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join Greenbelt Educators for a fun-filled summer adventure with stories, nature exploration, and sprinklers!

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.

Aug 17

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 17

GreenThumb Workshop: Power of Herbs

at Surfside Community Garden , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Let us explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more.
Free!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aug 18

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Aug 18

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 19, 2016

Aug 19

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Aug 19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.

Aug 19

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug 20

Seining

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Aug 20

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.

Aug 20

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Aug 20

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Aug 20

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Aug 20

Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers as we search for local wildlife that only comes out at night!
Free!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Aug 21

Living with White-tailed Deer

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come learn more about local white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers!
Free!

Aug 21

Nature Hike (Moderate)

at Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.
Free!

Aug 21

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 21

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Aug 21

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Aug 21

Tree Trail Walk

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of Fort Greene Park.
Free!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Aug 22

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aug 23

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aug 24

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 24

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 24

Summer Fun for the Wee Ones

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join Greenbelt Educators for a fun-filled summer adventure with stories, nature exploration, and sprinklers!

Best For
Kids
Aug 24

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Aug 25

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Aug 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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.

Aug 26

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug 27

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.
Free!

Aug 27

Community Paddle

at Starlight Park South Entrance , Bronx , Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a canoe trip within estuary of the Bronx River.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 27

GreenThumb Workshop: Seed Saving

at Maggies Magic Garden , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
As we approach the end of the growing season, learn how to save seeds in preparation for next year.
Free!

Aug 27

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.

Aug 27

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Aug 27

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

at Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28

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!

Aug 28

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 28

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Aug 28

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Aug 29

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aug 30

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Aug 30

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 31

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 31

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Aug 31

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sep 1

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Sep 1

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Interested in joining one of our weekly volunteer opportunities? Come to an orientation session to learn how to get involved with NYRP’s Northern Manhattan parks. Come prepared to work!
Free!

Sep 3

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Sep 3

Seaside Wildlife Exploration

at Canarsie Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location , Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition

at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the s…
Free!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 4

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Sep 4

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Free!

Sep 4

Heather Garden Design 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.
Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden.
Free!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sep 6

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sep 7

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sep 8

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Sep 8

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

Upper River Paddle and Pick Up

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard , Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River of floatables!

Sep 10

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 10

Compost Workday

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on the second Saturday of the month to get an inside look at this process and learn some of the basics of composting.
Free!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sep 11

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 11

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Sep 11

Freshwater Fishing

at 164th Street and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

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.
Free!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sep 13

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sep 14

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sep 15

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Sep 15

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sep 18

Discovery Day

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
At Freshkills Park's Discovery Day, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the otherwise closed site will open for you to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 18

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 18

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sep 20

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sep 21

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sep 22

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Sep 22

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

Birding: Fall Migrants

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The early bird catches the worm! Join the Urban Park Rangers on this morning birding tour as we look for Fall migrants.
Free!

Sep 24

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Canoe opportunity for beginners and families within Estuary of the Bronx River.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 24

Get Hooked: Children's Wildlife Education

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 24

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sep 25

Living with White-Tailed Deer

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come learn about white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Sep 25

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 25

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sep 28

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sep 29

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Sep 29

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Interested in joining one of our weekly volunteer opportunities? Come to an orientation session to learn how to get involved with NYRP’s Northern Manhattan parks. Come prepared to work!
Free!

Oct 1

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 2

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Oct 4

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oct 6

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Oct 6

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

Upper River Paddle and Pick Up

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard , Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the freshwater sections of the Bronx River of floatables!

Oct 8

Bronx River Ramble

at West Farms #2 Train Station , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come learn about Jane Jacobs and how her influence spread beyond Manhattan, and inspired environmental restoration and neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Bronx.
Free!

Oct 8

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 8

Compost Workday

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on the second Saturday of the month to get an inside look at this process and learn some of the basics of composting.
Free!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Oct 9

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 9

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oct 10

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Oct 11

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oct 13

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Oct 13

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct 16

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 16

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oct 18

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Oct 20

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Oct 20

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oct 22

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct 23

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 23

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Oct 25

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Oct 27

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Oct 27

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Oct 30

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 30

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Nov 1

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nov 3

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Nov 3

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Nov 5

Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Interested in joining one of our weekly volunteer opportunities? Come to an orientation session to learn how to get involved with NYRP’s Northern Manhattan parks. Come prepared to work!
Free!

Nov 5

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nov 6

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 6

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Nov 8

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nov 10

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Nov 10

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nov 12

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nov 13

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 13

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nov 15

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nov 17

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Nov 17

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nov 19

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nov 20

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 20

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Nov 22

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Nov 24

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Free!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nov 27

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Free!

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