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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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Sep 23

Soundview & Castle Hill Green Neighborhood National Estuaries Week

at Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be restoring goose fencing in bare areas of Soundview's marshland.
Free!

Sep 23

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sep 23

Claremont in Motion Bike Ride

at Claremont Neighborhood Center , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays for our Bike Riding Program, featuring bike riding classes, fun activities for families, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Ranger's Choice: Birding Road Trip

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will offer this expedition to a variety of Brooklyn parks in search of early fall migrants. Registration is required. Registration opens on September 13.
Free!

Sep 23

Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, moss and other up-cycled materials.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Muddy with Mugwort

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get rid of this obnoxious yet sweet smelling weed with Urban Eco-Teens as your guides.
Free!

Sep 23

Trail Stewardship Orientation: Volunteer to become a “Trailblazer”

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This is a training session designed to prepare volunteers to conduct light trail maintenance on their own throughout the year.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 23

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Get Hooked

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Come out to the park to learn, explore, and fish!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 23

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike of Deere Park while learning about the forest. Moderate Hikes are long, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.
Free!

Sep 23

Birding

at 138th Place and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides.
Free!

Sep 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!

Sep 23

35th Annual Queens County Fair

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

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, live entertainment, fun entertainment for kids, and more!

Must See
Event
Sep 23

Harlem Grown's Fall Harvest Fair

at Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join in our largest harvest of the year and participate in family-friendly activities; such as, cooking, games, and a scavenger hunt across three of our farm locations!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Morningside Lights: The Secret Gardens Procession

at 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park) , Manhattan , Down to Earth Farmers Market , Manhattan , 116th Street and Morningside Avenue (in Morningside Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
This year's Morningside Lights celebrates the neighborhood's deep tradition of civic activism that blossoms in the gardens carefully cultivated in its many reclaimed spaces.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Sep 23

End of Summer Jam with Devin Garcia

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join longtime teaching artist and education manager Devin Garcia to create wild and whimsical musical instruments from everyday objects and participate in an improvised concert.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!
Free!

Sep 23

Autumn Moon Festival

at Chinese Scholar's Garden , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, storytelling, tours, demonstrations of martial arts and Tai Chi, food, lessons in Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

Must See
Event
Sep 23

Making an Indoor Worm Bin

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
In this hands-on workshop, the NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to set up an indoor worm bin, and go over basic worm care.

Sep 23

Tree Giveaway with Home Depot: Woodhaven, Queens

at Woodhaven Home Depot , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Pick up a free tree for your yard or community garden!
Free!

Sep 23

Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 23

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Free!

Sep 23

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!

Sep 23

Opening Reception CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Opening reception for "Convergence: Philosophy, Science and Nature," a show of original art.
Free!

Sep 23

Night Hike (Light)

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history.
Free!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

Birding: Fall Migrants

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

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

Prospect Park Walking Tours

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn.

Sep 24

Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, moss and other up-cycled materials.

Best For
Kids
Sep 24

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - 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.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 24

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology.
Free!

Sep 24

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 24

Mushrooms: Discovery Hike

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

11:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Search for mushrooms while hiking the trails, and learn general mushroom classifications and identifying characteristics on this leisurely interpretive hike.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 24

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.
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!

Sep 24

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Free!

Sep 24

35th Annual Queens County Fair

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

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, live entertainment, fun entertainment for kids, and more!

Must See
Event
Sep 24

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Sep 24

Tree Giveaway with Crotona Park

at The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come meet the folks who work tirelessly to keep this green gem sparkling and take home one of the native tree species!
Free!

Sep 24

Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history, flora, and fauna. Registration is required. Registration opens on September 13.
Free!

Sep 24

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!

Sep 24

Discovery Walks 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 Central Park's North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 24

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!

Sep 24

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.

Sep 24

Honoring Ancestors Through Medicine Making

at 9 C Garden , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
All will walk away with their own herbal potion for immune system protection and one body care item.
Free!

Sep 24

Seton Falls Park Nature Walk

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

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and explore one of NYC's hidden treasures
Free!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sep 25

Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!
Free!

Sep 25

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sep 26

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Sep 26

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Sep 26

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Sep 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!

Sep 26

They Only Come Out at Night: Inviting Bats to your Garden

at Green Oasis Community Garden/Gilbert's Garden (in ) , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Bats love eating mosquitoes, so we love bats! Join NYC Urban Park Rangers for a workshop on how to create bat habitat in your garden.
Free!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sep 27

Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Sep 27

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil.
Free!

Sep 27

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Free!

Sep 27

Farm Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing!Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.
Free!

Sep 27

Using South Asian Medicinal Plants

at Drew Gardens , Bronx

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join gardeners at Drew Gardens to discuss South Asian medicinal plants that grow in the New York area.
Free!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sep 28

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Sep 28

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Sep 28

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Sep 28

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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!

Sep 28

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Sep 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, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Free!

Sep 28

Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!
Free!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Sep 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.

Sep 29

Weekend Nature Exploration

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Sep 29

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Marine Park , Brooklyn

7:00 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 September 20.
Free!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sep 30

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Sep 30

Eco Volunteer Day and Free Community Paddle

at Burke Bridge (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance in a day of service to help restore the Bronx River Forest with our Conservation Crew, followed by a free community paddle!
Free!

Sep 30

Coney Island Avenue Street Tree Care

at Foster Ave and Coney Island Ave , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks Stewardship in helping to steward young trees in Brooklyn! Volunteers will be trained in street tree care techniques including weeding, cultivating, and mulching.
Free!

Sep 30

Greenbelt on the Go: Wonderful Birds of Wolfe’s Pond Park

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

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Wolfe’s Pond Park offers habitats ranging from beaches to woodlands which attract a good variety of migrating birds.
Free!

Sep 30

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sep 30

Claremont in Motion Bike Ride

at Claremont Neighborhood Center , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays for our Bike Riding Program, featuring bike riding classes, fun activities for families, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 30

Ranger's Choice: Paddle and Hike Orchard Beach

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a paddle across the lagoon as we explore the salt marsh and the rich biodiversity found within. We well then land on the shores of the Hunter Island Nature Preserve for a hike.
Free!

Sep 30

Kids Urban Ecology of Highbridge Park

at Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come explore the wildlife and natural history of Highbridge Park. We'll search for biotic and abiotic factors, examine rocks and trees, and imagine what Highbridge Park looked like hundreds of years ago.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 30

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - 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.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 30

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 30

Kids Shapes and Colors Hike

at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Compare leaves of all shapes and colors on a guided Fall Foliage Hike through Silver Lake Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 30

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Sep 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!

Sep 30

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!
Free!

Sep 30

Fall Foliage Walk

at Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Free!

Sep 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Strictly Tango!

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special afternoon with a Taste of Tango.
Free!

Sep 30

Discovery Walks 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 Central Park's North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 30

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Free!

Sep 30

Central Park Tour: 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.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.

Sep 30

Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Join the Amateur Astronomer's Association to see the moon, planets, and stars aided by expert stargazers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 1

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Best For
Kids
Oct 1

Birding: Fall Migration

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

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

Oct 1

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 1

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 chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 1

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Oct 1

Nature Exploration Hike: Bugs and Butterflies (Light)

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Best For
Kids
Oct 1

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Oct 1

Heather Garden and Estate History Tour with Historian Robin Boomer

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate in Fort Tryon Park with local historian Robin Boomer.
Free!

Oct 1

Wildlife Walk

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 1

Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 1

Field Trip to the Gardens at the Met Cloisters

at The Met Cloisters (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the medieval gardens at the Met Cloisters. We’ll discuss historical garden design, edible and ornamental plant choices, art, and horticultural and architectural practices.
Free!

Oct 1

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Oct 1

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.

Oct 1

International Raccoon Appreciation Day

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Share your creative talents and learn more about these masked mammals in honor of International Raccoon Appreciation Day.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, October 2, 2017

Oct 2

Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!
Free!

Oct 2

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.

Oct 2

Street Tree Workshop: Learn How to Care for NYC Street Trees

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Register to join us at this workshop to hear from street tree experts about ways that new and experienced volunteers can get involved.
Free!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Oct 3

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 3

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Oct 3

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!

Oct 3

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!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Oct 4

Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Oct 4

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil.
Free!

Oct 4

Farm & Garden Work Days (NYC Compost Project)

at Heritage Farm (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.
Free!

Oct 4

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Oct 4

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Oct 4

Farm Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing!Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.
Free!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Oct 5

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 5

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Oct 5

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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!

Oct 5

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct 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, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Free!

Oct 5

Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!
Free!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oct 6

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.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

The Row Around Manhattan Fundraiser

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Pull your oar for a good cause at this incredibly scenic 30-mile voyage that circles Manhattan on the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers in a counter-clockwise direction.

Oct 7

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Oct 7

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard , Bronx

9:30 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River, starting at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard and ending at Bronx Zoo.

Oct 7

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Oct 7

Claremont in Motion Bike Ride

at Claremont Neighborhood Center , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays for our Bike Riding Program, featuring bike riding classes, fun activities for families, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

Fort Tryon Kids Art: Palisades in Plaster

at Cloisters Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Artist Jenae Schwartz in making rock sculptures inspired by the magnificent formations of the Palisades.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 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!

Oct 7

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!

Oct 7

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!
Free!

Oct 7

Hawk Watch at Moses Mountain

at Rockland Road and Meisner Avenue , Staten Island

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
It's possible to see red-tailed hawks, falcons, osprey, red-shouldered hawks, and more on this trip!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 7

Family Garden Walk

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Visit favorite, family-friendly locations in the gardens on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

Fort Greene Park 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.
Join the Rangers as they take you on a tree walk through Fort Greene Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 7

Discovery Walk for Families: PARKitecture

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 7

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Free!

Oct 7

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Oct 7

Family Camping: Bronx

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and bond with our families through overnight camping experiences.
Free!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Oct 8

Fall Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks.

Oct 8

Prospect Park Walking Tours

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn.

Oct 8

Birding: Fall Migration

at Dyckman Street and Broadway

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

Oct 8

Discovery Walks for Families: Gardens

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of Central Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 8

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 8

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Oct 8

Deer Exploration Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Trek through this part of the Staten Island Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers, as we explore where deer roam through our city.
Free!

Oct 8

Family Nature Walk

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Best For
Kids
Oct 8

Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour, then join us at the activity table.

Best For
Kids
Oct 8

Fall Foliage Walk

at Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Oct 8

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - 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.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 8

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Free!

Oct 8

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.

Oct 8

Nature Photography: Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Bring your camera and join photographer Michael Palma as you capture the park's natural assets, such as rock outcrops, foliage, trees, and plants from behind the lens.
Free!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Oct 9

Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!
Free!

Oct 9

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - 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.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 9

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.

Oct 9

Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley.

Must See
Event
Oct 9

Discovery Walks 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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 9

Columbus 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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Oct 10

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 10

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Oct 10

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.

Oct 10

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!

Oct 10

Composting with Bokashi

at El Sol Brillante Community Garden , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the bokashi composting method.
Free!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Oct 11

Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Oct 11

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil.
Free!

Oct 11

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!

Oct 11

Farm Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing!Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.
Free!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oct 12

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 12

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct 12

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Oct 12

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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!

Oct 12

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct 12

CANCELLED: 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, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Free!

Oct 12

Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!
Free!

Oct 12

Triangular Double Raised Bed Design

at 462 Halsey Community Garden , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Need a raised bed for a corner or just looking for interesting raised bed designs? Come learn how to measure angles and put together a triangular, double-height raised bed.
Free!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oct 13

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.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct 14

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Oct 14

Conference House Park Tree Planting

at Billop Avenue and Swinnerton Street (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and plant young trees in order to help ensure the forests of Conference House thrive.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 14

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Best For
Kids
Oct 14

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Oct 14

Estuary Paddle

at Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River.

Oct 14

Claremont in Motion Bike Ride

at Claremont Neighborhood Center , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays for our Bike Riding Program, featuring bike riding classes, fun activities for families, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 14

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Our birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Oct 14

Family Art Project: October Treasures

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore Wave Hill to see the treasures autumn trees have laid upon the grounds. Use your findings, buttons, small stones and a bit of sparkle to make a home for your nature collection.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 14

NY Mycological Society Walk – Fungus Among Us

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
We'll be joining experts from the New York Mycological Society touring the island to search for mushrooms and other fungi that can be found on Randall's Island.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 14

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 14

Queens Food Day

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park and friends are hosting a fun, interactive, and educational day of learning, cooking, eating, advocacy, and wellness.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 14

Soil Reboot: Compost and Green Manures (NYC Compost Project)

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore cover cropping strategies that return fertility back to the land. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to hand-sow a fall cover crop mix to shelter and enrich the soil.
Free!

Oct 14

Soil Reboot: Compost & Green Manures

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore cover cropping strategies that return fertility back to the land and hand-sow a fall cover crop mix to shelter and enrich the soil.
Free!

Oct 14

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!

Oct 14

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden

at The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! Due to space, advance reservations are required.
Free!

Oct 14

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
earn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Oct 14

Garden Walk: Late-Season Blooms

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Late-blooming plants like asters, dahlias and salvias create a spectacle equal to that of spring. Asst. Director of Horticulture Matthew Turnbull shares his seasonal floral favorites.

Oct 14

Discovery Walks 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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 14

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Free!

Oct 14

Nocturnal Wildlife

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they search for some of the lesser-seen creatures of the night.
Free!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Oct 15

Family Art Project: October Treasures

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore Wave Hill to see the treasures autumn trees have laid upon the grounds. Use your findings, buttons, small stones and a bit of sparkle to make a home for your nature collection.

Best For
Kids
Oct 15

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 15

Coastal Cleanup

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches.
Free!

Oct 15

Harvest Festival

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm, and more fun fall activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 15

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Oct 15

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden

at The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! Due to space, advance reservations are required.
Free!

Oct 15

Ranger's Choice: Primitive Survival Skills

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build, a shelter, or gather clean drinking water?
Free!

Oct 15

Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 15

Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh tour

at Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.
Free!

Oct 15

Central Park Tour: 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.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.

Oct 15

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, October 16, 2017

Oct 16

Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!
Free!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oct 17

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 17

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Oct 17

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.

Oct 17

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!

Oct 17

Keeping Chickens Part 2: Fall and Winter (Brooklyn)

at Tranquility Garden , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the second in a two-part series and will cover maintenance for the fall and winter seasons.
Free!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oct 18

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil.
Free!

Oct 18

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Oct 18

Farm Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing!Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.
Free!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oct 19

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 19

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct 19

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Oct 19

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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!

Oct 19

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct 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, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Free!

Oct 19

Bryant Park Fall Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!
Free!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Oct 20

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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Oct 21

Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Staten Island

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

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove various invasive species. They will also have the unique opportunity to do some seeding in the park to help restore the forest.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 21

Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Brooklyn - Tree Planting

at Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help us plant trees in the forest in Canarsie Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 21

Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Queens

at 149th Avenue and Springfield Lane (in Idlewild Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help clean up the wetland/coastal forest area in the much beloved Idlewild Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 21

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Oct 21

Claremont in Motion Bike Ride

at Claremont Neighborhood Center , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays for our Bike Riding Program, featuring bike riding classes, fun activities for families, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 21

Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.
Free!

Oct 21

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join QBG Farm and Compost staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application.

Oct 21

Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology. Head to Wave Hill's woodland to make fairy-sized dwellings using sticks, leaves and moss.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 21

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 21

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!

Oct 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
Oct 21

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!

Oct 21

Fall Foliage Walk: Trees of Prospect Park

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Oct 21

Ranger's Choice: Greenbelt Hike (Moderate)

at Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Experience a fall hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the woods of La Tourette Park. The elevated multipurpose trails reveals the beauty of Richmond Creed. Registration is required.
Free!

Oct 21

Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Oct 21

Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Oct 21

Discovery Walk for Families: PARKitecture

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Help us to decode the sculpted secrets of Bethesda Terrace, and discover how nature inspires Central Park's art and design.
Free!

Oct 21

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Free!

Oct 21

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Oct 21

Outdoor Performance: Joiri Minaya, "Containers"

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
"Call & Response" artist Joiri Minaya’s outdoor performance in the Monocot Garden features performers in tropical print body-suits moving through a variety of poses.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct 22

Prospect Park Walking Tours

at Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn.

Oct 22

Tour de Bronx

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
With a choice of either a 25- or 40-mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods, there will be fun for families, casual riders, and avid bicyclists.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 22

Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology. Head to Wave Hill's woodland to make fairy-sized dwellings using sticks, leaves and moss.

Best For
Kids
Oct 22

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - 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.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 22

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.

Oct 22

Fall Foliage Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues. Work on your own or as a team, in this fun family friendly program. Registration begins on October 16.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 22

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Oct 22

Dyed in Queens Demonstrations

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Artist-in-residence Jess Brey experiments with QBG-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques.

Best For
Kids
Oct 22

Rangers Choice: Nature Art

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and create beautiful nature creations by using materials provided by mother nature. Registration is required for this program. Register on October 11.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 22

Fall Foliage Hike

at Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The changing colors of autumn are in full swing! Come with the Urban Park Rangers and explore the many different tree species of Bloomingdale Park.
Free!

Oct 22

Discovery Walks 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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 22

Foliage Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Free!

Oct 22

Flow.17 Meet the Artist PhotographyTour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 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!

Oct 22

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.

Oct 22

Astronomy: Orionids Meteor Shower

at Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park) , Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system. The Orionids is an average shower, producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, October 23, 2017

Oct 23

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Oct 24

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 24

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Oct 24

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Free!

Oct 24

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!

Oct 24

Season Extension and Cover Crops

at Howard Garden (in ) , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We’ll discuss and build some simple season extension methods. We’ll also discuss and plant a cover crop seed mix.
Free!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oct 25

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil.
Free!

Oct 25

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Oct 25

Farm Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing!Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.
Free!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 26

Fitness Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Oct 26

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Oct 26

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (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!

Oct 26

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Oct 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, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Free!

Oct 26

Pumpkin Painting

at United We Stand Community Garden (in ) , Bronx

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
It's that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 27, 2017

Oct 27

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.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 28

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Oct 28

Claremont in Motion Bike Ride

at Claremont Neighborhood Center , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays for our Bike Riding Program, featuring bike riding classes, fun activities for families, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 28

Bulbs: Design and Planting

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Participants will learn about different types of bulbs, how to properly plant them, and how to design a beautiful spring display full of flowers.
Free!

Oct 28

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - 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.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 28

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York! Plus, bring your pup to the costume contest!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 28

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.

Oct 28

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!

Oct 28

Art & Nature—Social Communication in the Insect World: Video Screening and Science Talk

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn how social insects—ants, bees, termites and more—have long inspired the imagination of artists and the curiosity of scientists.

Oct 28

Discovery Walks 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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 28

Central Park Tour: 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.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct 29

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology.
Free!

Oct 29

Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Oct 29

Birding: Raptor Migration

at Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Free!

Oct 29

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Oct 29

Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 29

Foliage Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Free!

Oct 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!

Oct 29

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, October 30, 2017

Oct 30

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oct 31

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Oct 31

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Oct 31

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!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nov 1

Farm & Garden Work Days (NYC Compost Project)

at Heritage Farm (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.
Free!

Nov 1

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nov 2

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov 2

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Nov 2

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov 2

Fall Foliage Tour

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Tour the Snug Harbor campus when the fall colors are at their most beautiful.

Must See
Event

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Nov 4

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Nov 4

Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour, then check out our activity table.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Nov 5

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Nov 5

It's My Park at Police Officer Nicholas Demutiis Park

at Near the Subway Steps (in Police Officer Nicholas Demutiis Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of QueensWay to plant daffodil bulbs at Police Officer Nicholas Demutiis Park.
Free!

Nov 5

Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour, then join us at the activity table.

Best For
Kids
Nov 5

Dyed in Queens Demonstrations

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Artist-in-residence Jess Brey experiments with QBG-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques.

Best For
Kids
Nov 5

Foliage Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Free!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nov 7

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Nov 9

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov 9

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Nov 9

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Nov 11

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Nov 11

Putting Your Garden to Bed (NYC Compost Project)

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Use traditional techniques to keep soil protected from the elements, experiment with mulch, and sow cold weather crops for next spring.
Free!

Nov 11

Keeping Chickens Part 2: Fall and Winter (Bronx)

at Friends of Brook Park , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the second in a two-part series and will cover maintenance for the fall and winter seasons.
Free!

Nov 11

Putting your Garden to Bed

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Use traditional techniques to keep soil protected from the elements, experiment with mulch, and sow cold weather crops for next spring.
Free!

Nov 11

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
earn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nov 12

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Nov 12

Foliage Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Free!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nov 14

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Nov 14

Coastal Clean-Up in Riverside Park South 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.
Volunteers give back to the community each month by helping remove marine trash from the Tidal Cove and park's shoreline.
Free!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nov 16

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov 16

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Nov 16

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Nov 18

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Nov 18

Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.
Free!

Nov 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
Nov 18

Winter is Coming: Prepare for the Off-Season

at Townsend Garden (in ) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to prepare your garden for winter. We will go over proper storage of tools, winter compost maintenance, and general garden cleanup.
Free!

Nov 18

Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nov 21

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nov 23

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Nov 23

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nov 25

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Nov 28

Bi-weekly Gardening Club

at Stuyvesant Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone.
Free!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nov 30

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Nov 30

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dec 6

Farm & Garden Work Days (NYC Compost Project)

at Heritage Farm (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.
Free!

Dec 6

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dec 7

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dec 9

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
earn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dec 14

Greenbelt Peepers (for 2 year olds)

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids
Dec 14

Tree Tots (for 3 and 4 year olds)

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dec 16

Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.
Free!

Dec 16

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
Dec 16

Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Free!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jan 20

Farmhouse Family Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Feb 17

Farmhouse Family Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mar 17

Farmhouse Family Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Apr 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

Saturday, May 19, 2018

May 19

Farmhouse Family Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jun 16

Farmhouse Family Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, 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

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

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

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