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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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Jul17

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jul18

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Jul18

STEAM Camp

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

9:45 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for explorations in ethnobotany, plant structure and function, food chains, energy, nutrition, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul18

Fun Stuff in The Park-Wonder Park Puppets: The Lion & The Mouse

at Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a free series of children's performances featuring acrobatics, music, puppets, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul18

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul18

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Jul18

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!

Jul18

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids
Jul18

Sharing our Farm Traditions: Agroecology

at Far Rock FarmQueens

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

Must See
Event
Jul18

Water’s Edge Garden Tour

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn about the flowers, wildlife, plants, and trees that can be found in the Water’s Edge Garden!
Free!

Jul18

Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit!
Free!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Jul19

STEAM Camp

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

9:45 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for explorations in ethnobotany, plant structure and function, food chains, energy, nutrition, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul19

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Jul19

Tour The Battery

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

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

Jul19

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!

Jul19

Queens Botanical Garden Extended Summer Evenings

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August.

Best For
Kids
Jul19

Soil Science: Facts & Field Tests

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Aggregates, soil texture, the rhizosphere – what on Earth are we talking about? Facts & Field Tests provides a foundation for your soil explorations.

Must See
Event
Jul19

Drawing During the Golden Hour

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Artists of all levels are invited to experience the “golden hour” light and draw different areas of the Garden in a group setting.

Best For
Kids
Jul19

Evening Garden Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Jul20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul20

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Jul20

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Jul20

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Registratioin is required. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul21

Fitness in the Park

at Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions.
Free!

Jul21

Cunningham Park Trail Work

at Union Turnpike & Francis Lewis Blvd

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to do trail work in Cunningham Park! Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Volunteers are encouraged…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul21

Family Art Project: Spray a Garden

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Add the colors of summer to a garden painting made without brushes, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Excursion: Clearwater Sail on the Hudson

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Setting sail from the Yonkers Pier, get closer to the majestic Palisades and experience the serenity of the river.

Jul21

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul21

Genesis GCGB Rain Barrel Giveaway

at Genesis Community GardenBronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Genesis GCGB Community Garden Bronx and Vanessa L. Gibson, the Council member for the 16th District of the New York City Council, are sponsoring a rain barrel Giveaway.
Free!

Jul21

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!

Must See
Event
Jul21

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Stop and Prune the Roses

at Jenny's GardenManhattan

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

Jul21

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

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

Jul21

Animal of the Month Club: Northern Harrier

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Norhtern Harrier is considered one of the most agile and acrobatic raptor in North America. Join the Urban Park Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for the Northern Harrier.
Free!

Jul21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul21

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

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

Jul21

Healthy Summer Party

at Harlem Grown 134th Street FarmManhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy wellness activities like yoga, fitness workouts, nutritious food demonstrations, and healthy snacks at our 134th Street farm!
Free!

Jul21

Woody Crest: Walking Tour

at Yankee StadiumBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Bronx County Historical Society Education Coordinator on a this free tour!

Jul21

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Farm & Compost Tour

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover what’s behind the scenes at QBG Farm & Compost!

Must See
Event
Jul21

Nature Exploration Hike

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.
Free!

Jul21

Natures Workshop: Gardening 101

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover gardening made easy. Whether you are a new gardener or an experienced one, we can help you learn new things and grow your garden.
Free!

Jul21

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Fort Tryon Kids: Nature in Disguise

at 190th Street Subway Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come join us as we meet and touch live animals, and learn about what makes them unique.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

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!

Must See
Event
Jul21

Snug Harbor Horticulture Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Rediscover Snug Harbor on our summer horticulture tours! Snug Harbor's stunning and unique gardens lend beauty to every season.

Jul21

Wildflower Meadow Tour

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.
Learn about the flowers, plants, wildlife and trees that can be found in the Wildflower Meadow!
Free!

Jul21

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Saturday Night Alive! Nocturnal Nature Hike

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Experience the lake like never before with evening adventures featuring fish, bats, nocturnal creatures, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jul22

Family Art Project: Spray a Garden

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Add the colors of summer to a garden painting, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden.

Best For
Kids
Jul22

The New York City Naturalist Club: Raptors of Inwood Hill Park

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The New York City Naturalist Club hosts a birding expedition, during which guests of all skill levels can watch for eagles under the guidance of the Urban Park Rangers. Binoculars are encouraged.
Free!

Jul22

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced on rugged terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, bring water and pack a light snack.
Free!

Jul22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul22

Toddler Tales You’re My Little Bunny

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Encourage your child’s love of reading by sharing a nature-related story. Create a nature craft, meet some of APEC’s animals, and enjoy a nature walk.

Best For
Kids
Jul22

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.

Jul22

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!

Jul22

Bokashi Workshop

at Smiling Hogshead RanchQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bokashi composting, which is processed in a closed container enabling you to put meat and dairy in with the vege and fruit scraps, is a faster, less stinky, clean way of composting.
Free!

Jul22

Family Camping: Brooklyn

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping with the Urban Park Rangers and your family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and create lasting memories. Registration required.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, July 23, 2018

Jul23

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul23

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jul24

Greenbelt on the Go: Morning Hikes for Adults in Green Spaces throughout Staten Island

at Martlings Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us for a leisurely walk through Clove Lakes Park and discover a few of the unique features that make that park special.
Free!

Jul24

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul24

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

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

Jul24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul24

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn Compost Work Days with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor will make you a pro.
Free!

Jul24

Forest Stewards: Teen and Adult Volunteering

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

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back overgrown and invasive vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more.
Free!

Jul24

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!

Jul24

Inwood Hill Park Evening Ecology Walk with Gabriel Willow

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

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Explore the ancient forest and salt marsh, discover glacial markings and potholes, and learn about the local wildlife!
Free!

Jul24

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jul25

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Jul25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul25

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul25

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!

Jul25

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.
Free!

Jul25

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids
Jul25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance

at South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more!
Free!

Jul25

Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Discover the ecological importance of a salt marsh, view wildlife up close, and learn how the Island’s history has shaped our natural areas!
Free!

Jul25

Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit!
Free!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Jul26

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul26

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Jul26

Tour The Battery

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

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

Jul26

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Jul26

Queens Botanical Garden Extended Summer Evenings

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August.

Must See
Event
Jul26

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Henna and Hops

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Henna Darling to explore the botanical and cultural importance of henna: see the henna plant, learn to prepare henna paste, and practice this unique art form.

Jul26

Evening Garden Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

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

Jul26

Marvelous Moths Walk and Talk

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
In recognition of National Moth Week, join environmental educator and moth enthusiast Pam Golben for a special, twilight, mothing adventure.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Jul27

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul27

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Jul27

The Buzz about Bees

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
A local beekeeper from Beezy Bees Honey will share information about local hives, show a demonstration hive and beekeeping equipment, and teach about different types of pollinators.
Free!

Jul27

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!

Jul27

Community Fridays at the Foodway

at The Foodway (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Spend your summer at the Foodway with an evening of free activities in Concrete Plant Park!
Free!

Jul27

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

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

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited.

Must See
Event

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul28

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Must See
Event
Jul28

Fitness in the Park

at Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions.
Free!

Jul28

Woodstock Street Tree Care

at E. 156th Street and Tinton AvenueBronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees, and learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul28

Bronx Food and Farm Walking Tour: South Bronx

at Cypress Avenue 6 Train StationBronx This is an Accessible location

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

Jul28

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

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

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

Must See
Event
Jul28

Family Art Project: Cool-off Colors Collage

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The colors of teal, cobalt, cerulean, and cornflower blue make for cool, summer collages.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Prospect Park Super Hike (Moderate)

at Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.
Free!

Jul28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul28

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

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

Jul28

Trees of Central Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Central ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a hike with the Rangers and discover how trees contribute to the health of an urban park woodland. Registration is required.
Free!

Jul28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul28

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

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

Jul28

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Geological Pets with Aiysha Mayfield

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us as we explore the Park’s geological topography and transform rock samples into awesome Pet Rocks.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

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!

Jul28

Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Rediscover Snug Harbor on one of our summer tours! Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm is a better-than-organic 2.5 acre sustainable urban farm, now in its seventh growing season

Jul28

Family Camping & Astronomy: Queens

at Alley Pond ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an overnight adventure that includes star gazing. Registration is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Saturday Night Alive! Spicebush Swallowtail Larvae Stakeout

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience the lake like never before with evening adventures featuring fish, bats, nocturnal creatures, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Moth Night

at Pleasant Village Community Garden (in )Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
There will be a talk on moths and their life cycles, food, and habitat, and then a bit about the declining monarch butterflies by David Yakim of the Metropolitan Monarch Alliance.
Free!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Jul29

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions.

Must See
Event
Jul29

Yoga in the Garden

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

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

Jul29

Family Art Project: Cool-off Colors Collage

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The colors of teal, cobalt, cerulean, and cornflower blue make for cool, summer collages.

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

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

Jul29

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Living with Urban Coyotes

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will present information about urban coyotes and share tips of coexisting with coyotes.
Free!

Jul29

Animal of the Month: Northern Harrier

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this acrobatic raptor, the Norther Harrier.
Free!

Jul29

Discovering Dragonflies

at Visitors Parking Lot, Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Children ages 8+ will get to know these colorful marvels of the summer skies.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul29

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.

Jul29

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Jul30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul30

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!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jul31

Greenbelt on the Go: Morning Hikes for Adults in Wolfe's Pond Park

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the picturesque views of Wolfe's Pond Park, as we point out unique features that make the park special.
Free!

Jul31

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Jul31

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

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

Jul31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul31

Forest Stewards: Teen and Adult Volunteering

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

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back overgrown and invasive vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more.
Free!

Jul31

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!

Jul31

Propagation From Cuttings

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

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

Jul31

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug 1

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Aug 1

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug 1

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Aug 1

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit!
Free!

Aug 1

Sunset Wednesdays: Live Music on The Great Lawn - Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe Hunt has a skill for taking seemingly disparate elements and pulling them together.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Aug 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug 2

Art Workshop Series Begins: Drawn to Color

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Compose intimate portraits of Wave Hill’s loveliest summer blooms by layering and blending soft pastels in a two-day, intensive mini-course.

Aug 2

OnBehalfof.Life: Bronx Edition

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Talk with federal officials about environmental issues and policies along the Bronx River.

Aug 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug 2

Stories in the Garden

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories.

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug 2

Tour The Battery

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

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

Aug 2

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!

Aug 2

Extended Summer Evenings

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August.

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Evening Garden Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

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

Friday, August 3, 2018

Aug 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug 3

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug 3

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Aug 4

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High LineManhattan

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

Aug 4

Fitness in the Park

at Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions.
Free!

Aug 4

Coastal Clean Up with Riverside Park Conservancy and TRASH HERO NY

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

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

Must See
Event
Aug 4

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug 4

Family Art Project: On Storytelling and the Land

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this exhibit, activist and exhibiting artist Alicia Grullon will pose the question, “What connects us to the land?”
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug 4

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

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

Aug 4

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!

Aug 4

Nature's Workshop: Earth Art

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This hands-on workshop will engage participants in their surrounding landscape to create site-specific art pieces from objects found in nature.
Free!

Aug 4

Basic Canoeing

at Baisley Pond ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Program is for ages 8 years and older. First-come, First-served.
Free!

Aug 4

Herbal Medicine Workshop and Demonstration with Karen Rose

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

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

Aug 4

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Performance: INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

1:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
INSITU is a unique, two-day site-specific dance festival presented at Socrates and three other Long Island City public waterfront parks.
Free!

Aug 4

Seasonal Garden Tour: Farm & Compost

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover what’s behind the scenes at QBG Farm & Compost.

Aug 4

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Watercolor Workshop: On the Farm

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao.

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Aug 4

Snug Harbor Horticulture Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn more than you ever thought possible with these deep dives into our most fascinating flora and foliage.

Aug 4

Water’s Edge Garden Tour

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.
Learn about the flowers, wildlife, plants and trees that can be found in the Water’s Edge Garden!
Free!

Aug 4

Family Camping: Bronx

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Registration for this program is required. Registration opens on July 25.
Free!

Aug 4

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

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

Aug 4

Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour

at Fort Washington ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join us as we explore this unique landmark at night. Space is limited and participants are chosen via lottery. Register on Wednesday, July 25.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Aug 5

Family Art Project: On Storytelling and the Land

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Activist and exhibiting artist Alicia Grullon poses the question “What connects us to the land?”
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Seining

at Little Bay Parking Lot (in Little Bay Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish. First-come, first-served.
Free!

Aug 5

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug 5

Animal of the Month Club: Frogs

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Frogs are often found in NYC Parks and play an important role in ecological diversity. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we search for these amphibians and learn why they are unique.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Freshwater Fishing

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 5

Performance: INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

1:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
INSITU is a unique, two-day site-specific dance festival presented at Socrates and three other Long Island City public waterfront parks.
Free!

Aug 5

Seasonal Garden Tour: Dye Plants

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Tours will visit the Herb Garden and QBG Farm, and feature plants we use to create botanical dyes.

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

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

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

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

Aug 5

Seining

at Neptune Avenue and Bayview AvenueBrooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish. First-come, first-served.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 5

Hapa-Zone Garden by Dyed in Queens

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn the art of hapa-zome, imprinting natural dyes of plants into fabric with a hammer.

Aug 5

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!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Aug 6

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug 6

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Aug 7

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug 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!

Aug 7

Forest Stewards: Teen and Adult Volunteering

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

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back overgrown and invasive vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more.
Free!

Aug 7

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Aug 7

Stargazing

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

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

Aug 7

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aug 8

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Aug 8

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug 8

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

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

Aug 8

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

Aug 8

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit!
Free!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Aug 9

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug 9

Stories in the Garden

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories.

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug 9

Tour The Battery

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

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

Aug 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug 9

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!

Aug 9

Queens Botanical Garden Extended Summer Evenings

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August.

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Desert Dish Succulent Terrarium

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Pick from a large selection of cacti and succulents to create an open-air succulent terrarium in a ceramic container and learn tips for succulent care & enjoy a tequila cocktail.

Aug 9

Evening Garden Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

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

Aug 9

Summer Stargazing

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

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Prepare for the Perseid meteor shower, this summer’s most anticipated celestial show! Look up and get ready for an out-of-this-world experience an astronomer and science educator.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Aug10

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug10

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug10

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug10

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug10

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug11

Fitness in the Park

at Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions.
Free!

Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug11

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Family Art Project: Be a Bee

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Pond Pals

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The program will include a nature hike to Windmill Pond, meeting pond animals, and making a pond diorama.

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug11

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

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

Aug11

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!

Aug11

Bees and Beekeeping Info Station

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Soil Food Web Workshop (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.
Go with the NYC Compost Project, hosted by Snug Harbor, on a soil organism safari and gain a better understanding of what the soil ecosystem looks like and how soil biodiversity is crucial for health.
Free!

Aug11

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug11

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance

at St. Mary's ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more!
Free!

Aug11

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Honey Extraction Demonstration

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

Aug11

Compost Tea & Extract

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Make a compost brew for your thirsty plants! Compost tea allows you to spread the wealth of your compost pile by creating an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost.

Aug11

Dinosaurs Rock

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago, search for fossils and rocks, then create a colossal craft.

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn Compost Work Days with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor will make you a pro.
Free!

Aug11

Seining

at Bayview Avenue and Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish. First-come, first-served.
Free!

Aug11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug11

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!

Aug11

Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm is a better-than-organic 2.5 acre sustainable urban farm, now in its seventh growing season.

Aug11

Great Hudson River Fish Count

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Naturalists along our waterfront as we strap on waders and pull nets to look for fish and other creatures that call the waters around Randall’s Island home.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Family Camping & Astronomy: Brooklyn

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an overnight adventure that includes star gazing. Registration is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Night Hike

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Flushing Meadows Corona Park under the cover of darkness.
Free!

Aug11

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

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

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

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aug12

Summer Birding with Gabriel Willow

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

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

Aug12

Family Art Project: Be a Bee

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive.

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug12

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

Aug12

Bees and Beekeeping Info Station

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

Aug12

Candle-Making Drop-in Workshop

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy.

Aug12

Freshwater Fishing

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

The New York City Naturalist Club: Nature Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.
Free!

Aug12

Sensory Perception Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Honey Extraction Demonstration

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

Aug12

Family Nature Walk

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Solar Astronomy

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With special filtered telescopes you can observe the sun safely without hurting your eyes. See for yourself what the sun's surface and atmosphere look like—93 million miles away.
Free!

Aug12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug12

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!

Aug12

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.

Aug12

Music in the Garden: Women's Raga Massive

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join Women’s Raga Massive for a series of improvised pieces, original works, and raga-inspired tributes to female heroes, embodying the collaborative and communal spirit of life.

Must See
Event

Monday, August 13, 2018

Aug13

Middle School Field Course Begins: Invasives in the City

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will immerse themselves in the science of ecology through woodland hikes, field investigations, and nature journaling.

Best For
Kids
Aug13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug13

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug13

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aug14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug14

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!

Aug14

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!

Aug14

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aug15

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Aug15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug15

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Aug15

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!

Aug15

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Wildflower Meadow Tour

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn about the flowers, plants, wildlife and trees that can be found in the Wildflower Meadow!
Free!

Aug15

Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit!
Free!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aug16

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug16

Stories in the Garden

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories.

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug16

Tour The Battery

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

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

Aug16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Tour – French (Française)

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Faire une visite guidée et laisser les Guides du Central Park Conservancy vous donner la vue de l’initié de quelques-unes des caractéristiques les plus emblématiques du meilleur parc urbain du monde.

Aug16

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Aug16

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Aug16

Queens Botanical Garden Extended Summer Evenings

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August.

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 17, 2018

Aug17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug17

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug17

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug17

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug17

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!

Aug17

Central Park Tour: The North Woods – Spanish (Español)

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
El North Woods es el área de bosques más grande del Parque que ofrece a la gente y vida silvestre un refugio forestal de 40 acres en medio de la ciudad de Nueva York.

Aug17

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt ParkBronx

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

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Family Camping: Queens

at Alley Pond ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping with the Urban Park Rangers and your family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and create lasting memories. Registration required.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aug18

Fitness in the Park

at Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions.
Free!

Aug18

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition “Au Naturel” explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature.
Free!

Aug18

Family Art Project: Fishy Fun

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

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
Aug18

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug18

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

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

Aug18

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!

Aug18

Urban Farming 101: Vermicomposting with Jennifer Plewka

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Red Wiggler worms process large quantities of food waste indoors, turning it into an extremely rich form of compost to feed back to the Earth, or your houseplants. Join us for a hands-on Wormshop at the Park!
Free!

Aug18

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.

Aug18

Watercolor Workshop: Orchids

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao.

Aug18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug18

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!

Aug18

Family Camping: Staten Island

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Registration for this program is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Central ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Registratioin is required. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug19

Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This extensive hike of Forest Park highlights the hiking trails of Forest Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, packing a light snack, and bringing water.
Free!

Aug19

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug19

Survival Series: Forest First Aid

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and that might just save your life.
Free!

Aug19

Medicinal Plants Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks, and teach you about medicinal plants in the area.
Free!

Aug19

Rangers Choice: Three Sisters Garden Planting

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Three Sisters Garden is a wonderful way to feel more connected to the history of this land, regardless of our ancestry.
Free!

Aug19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park Tour – French (Française)

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Faire une visite guidée et laisser les Guides du Central Park Conservancy vous donner la vue de l’initié de quelques-unes des caractéristiques les plus emblématiques du meilleur parc urbain du monde.

Aug19

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Monday, August 20, 2018

Aug20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug20

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!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aug21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug21

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!

Aug21

Forest Stewards: Teen and Adult Volunteering

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

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back overgrown and invasive vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more.
Free!

Aug21

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!

Aug21

Plants as Medicine

at UCC Youth FarmBrooklyn

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

Aug21

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug22

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Aug22

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Aug22

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

Aug22

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids
Aug22

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

at South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)Staten Island

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

Must See
Event
Aug22

Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit!
Free!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aug23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug23

Stories in the Garden

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories.

Best For
Kids
Aug23

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug23

Tour The Battery

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

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

Aug23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug23

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!

Aug23

Iyan ati Egusi: An Exploration of Wild and Indigenous Food

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

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

Aug23

Queens Botanical Garden Extended Summer Evenings

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the garden every Thursday evening in July and August.

Best For
Kids
Aug23

Drawing During the Golden Hour

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Artists of all levels are invited to experience the “golden hour” light and draw different areas of the Garden in a group setting.

Aug23

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Aug24

Opening Day: Herbaria

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Through the preserved collection of specimens presented as part of Herbaria, explore the large variety of plant species that grow at QBG.

Must See
Event
Aug24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug24

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug24

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!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug25

Fitness in the Park

at Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join the Seton Falls Park Preservation Coalition for Saturday morning 'Fitness in the Park' light exercise sessions.
Free!

Aug25

Flora and Fauna Discovery Walk

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen Waltuch and NYC Naturalist Ivan Kuraev for a morning of exploration in our favorite park. Advanced registration is strongly suggested.

Aug25

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug25

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

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

Aug25

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!

Aug25

Animal of the Month Club: Frogs

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we search for these amphibians and learn why they are unique.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Seed Keeping: Storytelling and How to Save Seeds

at UCC Youth FarmBrooklyn

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

Aug25

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug25

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Aug25

White Island Sunset Canoe Trip (Advanced)

at Marine ParkBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by this special island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside. Prior canoe experience required. Registration is required.
Free!

Aug25

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Twilight Canoe Adventure

at Central ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Participants must have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique. Registration required.
Free!

Aug25

Stargazing Club: The Full Moon

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The full moon will be on full display for viewing through a telescope.
Free!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Aug26

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug26

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

Aug26

Central Park Tour: The 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.
Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.
Free!

Aug26

Birding

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Aug26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug26

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!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Aug27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug27

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug28

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!

Aug28

Forest Stewards: Teen and Adult Volunteering

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

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back overgrown and invasive vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more.
Free!

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Aug28

Sowing Late Summer and Fall Crops

at Charles W. Cooke FarmBronx

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

Aug28

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Aug29

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Aug29

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug29

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!

Aug29

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids
Aug29

Less Salt, More Herbs!

at Howard Houses Urban FarmBrooklyn

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

Aug29

Free Yoga at Sherman Creek Park

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit!
Free!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Aug30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug30

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug30

Tour The Battery

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

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

Aug30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug30

Central Park Tour: 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!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Aug31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Aug31

Prospect Park 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 Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Free!

Aug31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Aug31

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

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

Aug31

Community Fridays at the Foodway

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Get the most out of the dog days of summer with free activities at Concrete Plant Park by the Foodway!
Free!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sep 1

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High LineManhattan

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

Sep 1

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Composting 101 with Joanne

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come learn the basics of how to turn your food scraps into compost for your garden.
Free!

Sep 1

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Stargaze Saturdays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

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

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sep 2

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sep 4

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sep 5

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Sep 5

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sep 6

Tour The Battery

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

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

Sep 6

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Sep 7

Family Camping: Staten Island

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

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Registration for this program is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sep 8

Bronx River Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

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

Sep 8

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Family Camping: Queens

at Fort Totten ParkQueens

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping with the Urban Park Rangers and your family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and create lasting memories. Registration required.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Registratioin is required. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sep 9

Children's Gardening Workshop: Critters of the Garden

at North Pacific PlaygroundBrooklyn

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Friends of North Pacific Playground and Garden invite you to join us for FREE Children's gardening workshops...
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 9

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sep11

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sep12

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Sep12

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sep13

Tour The Battery

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

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

Sep13

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sep14

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!
Free!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sep15

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
Sep15

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep15

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

at John J Carty ParkBrooklyn

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

Sep15

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sep16

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sep18

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sep19

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Sep19

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sep20

Tour The Battery

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

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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sep22

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood ReservoirQueens This is an Accessible location

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

Must See
Event
Sep22

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Garden Crafts for Adults

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Why should kids get to have all the fun? Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen Waltuch for an inspired afternoon of garden-related colonial and modern crafts for adults.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sep23

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sep25

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sep26

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Sep26

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sep27

Tour The Battery

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

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

Friday, September 28, 2018

Sep28

Community Fridays at the Foodway

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Calling all paddlers! Come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River!
Free!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep29

Bronx River Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

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

Sep29

Get Hooked!

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline. Try your hand at fishing while learning about amazing underwater habitats at this free event.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Family Camping: Brooklyn

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping with the Urban Park Rangers and your family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and create lasting memories. Registration required.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sep30

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oct 2

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Oct 3

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Oct 3

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oct 4

Tour The Battery

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

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

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Oct 6

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oct 7

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Oct 9

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Oct10

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Oct10

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Oct11

Tour The Battery

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

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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Oct13

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Oct14

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Oct14

Harvest Festival

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Oct16

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oct17

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Oct17

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Oct18

Tour The Battery

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

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

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Oct20

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx BoulevardBronx

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Oct23

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oct24

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Oct24

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Oct25

Tour The Battery

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

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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct27

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood ReservoirQueens This is an Accessible location

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oct30

Stargazing

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

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oct31

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Oct31

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

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

Best For
Kids

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