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

Nature Events

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mar 26

Wellness Workshop: Nature's Medicine Cabinet

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

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Working with herbalist Tina Triburgo of Ajna Wellness Center, formulate all-natural remedies to soothe general pains, sleeplessness, allergies, and other spring maladies.

Must See
Event
Mar 26

Trail of the Month: Multipurpose Trail

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
We will hike a portion of the trail along Forest Hill Road before returning to the Nature Center. This is a fast-paced, three- to four-mile hike.
Free!

Mar 26

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Mar 26

Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Mar 26

Film Screening: Saving Jamaica Bay

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech) , Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Please join us March 26 for a film screening presented by author/filmmaker and environmentalist Dan Hendrick about the fight to save Jamaica Bay for restoration.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mar 27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mar 28

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

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

Mar 28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights - Exploring Jupiter

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
From explosive volcanoes to icy mountains, come learn more about Jupiter and the beautiful diversity that surrounds it.
Free!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mar 29

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

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

Mar 29

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mar 30

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
Mar 30

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids
Mar 30

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Mar 30

Science of The Living City Presents: City of Trees: A Film Screening

at Pace University , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join us at Pace University to watch City of Trees and participate in a dynamic conversation on themes including community engagement, environmental justice, employment barriers, racial…
Free!

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Event

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mar 31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Mar 31

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Apr 1

Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
On April 1 and 2, join Prospect Park Alliance to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration with a full weekend of special events and festivities.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 1

Jamaica Bay Park Tree Planting

at Point Breeze Place and Baywater Court (in Jamaica Bay Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Jamaica Bay Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 1

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the…
Free!

Apr 1

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

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

Apr 1

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 1

Nature’s April Fools’

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
See some examples of camouflage, mimicry, and other adaptations in nature, then take a short walk along the Nature Center Trail in search of serendipitous surprises.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 1

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.

Apr 1

NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservior

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a history, engineering and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks led by guides from NYCH2O
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 1

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the…
Free!

Apr 1

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Apr 2

Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
On April 1 and 2, join Prospect Park Alliance to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration with a full weekend of special events and festivities.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 2

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Stewardship Spring Planting Day

at World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help plant perennials (asters, lobelia, rudbeckia), native grasses, sedges, ferns, and shrubs, and learn best practices for your own gardens or planters at home.
Free!

Apr 2

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Free!

Apr 2

Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Apr 2

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Free!

Apr 2

Nature Scavenger Hunt Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On this family-friendly scavenger hunt with the Urban Park Rangers, we'll explore the hidden treasures of Kissena Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 2

Family Nature Hike (light)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a family hike through Central Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 2

Greenbelt Summer Camp Open House at High Rock Park

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Has cabin fever set in? If so, join the Greenbelt Educators for a preview of your child's summer camp experience.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 2

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.

Apr 2

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Apr 2

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 2

Spring Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spring is a time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.
Free!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Apr 3

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Apr 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Apr 5

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 5

FrogWatch USA Monthly Frog Monitoring Hike

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join FrogWatch USA for a hike within High Rock Park to listen for frogs.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Apr 6

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

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

Friday, April 7, 2017

Apr 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Apr 7

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Apr 8

Birding: Spring Migration

at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Apr 8

Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Pelham Bay park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced…
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 8

Family Art Project: Eels and Hudson River Theaters

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hear about the relationship between eels and the health of the river and our role as good river stewards.

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 8

Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

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

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Bring your musical instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden. Participate in a scavenger hunt, make flower-themed crafts, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 8

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

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

Apr 8

Nature Exploration Hike (Vigorous)

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through High Rock Park while learning about the forest.
Free!

Apr 8

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 8

NYC Compost Project: Rebooting the Soil with Compost

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to make a little compost go a long way! You’ll learn so many easy ways to support soil life and plant health with compost.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 8

Hot Pile Compost Build

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ) , Staten Island

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Come out and meet everyone and learn about composting.
Free!

Apr 8

New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden Spring Flowering Tour

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the glory of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden and learn about the long-standing horticultural tradition that seeks to find beauty in all seasons.

Must See
Event
Apr 8

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the…
Free!

Apr 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!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Apr 9

Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Pelham Bay Park!
Free!

Apr 9

Spring Birding at Wave Hill

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring and explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow.

Apr 9

Birding for Beginners

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Novice and experienced welcome!
Free!

Apr 9

Family Art Project: Eels and Hudson River Theaters

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hear about the relationship between eels and the health of the river and our role as good river stewards.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

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

Apr 9

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

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!

Apr 9

Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (Moderate)

at 73rd Avenue and Hollis Hills Terrace (in Cunningham Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. For hiking, wear comfortable hiking shoes and pack water and a light snack.
Free!

Apr 9

Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (Northeast)

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet at High Rock Park where we will begin this day hike through the Blue trail to Deere Park (behind Petrides Educational Complex) then return the same way back to High Rock.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 9

Family Nature Walk

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Family Photography Scavenger Hunt

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

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

Must See
Event
Apr 9

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

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

Apr 9

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 9

Nature Program: The Incredible Journey of the American Eel

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hear how scientists, students and community volunteers are working together to gather vital information about local eel populations by catching, counting, and releasing thousands of tiny “glass eels”.
Free!

Apr 9

Spring Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spring is a time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.
Free!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Apr 10

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birding

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Free!

Apr 10

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

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

Apr 10

Kids Week Staten Island: Beach Scavenger Hunt

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Search and collect the many coastal treasures on this sandy beach with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 10

Kids Week Queens: All About Insects

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we learn about insects and search for the six-legged critters under rocks and logs.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 10

Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Kids, join the Rangers as we explore the shore of Pelham Bay Park while looking for wildlife living along the bay area.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 10

Kids Week Brooklyn: Bug Exploration

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with learning activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 10

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

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

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apr 11

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Free!

Apr 11

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

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

Apr 11

Kids Week Staten Island: All About Owls

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Whooo knows what we will find as we look through owl pellet's and learn more about the adaptions of owls!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Kids Week Queens: Birding for Kids

at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk through Alley Pond Park and learn about the different birds that live in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Kids Week Brooklyn: Sea Shore Exploration

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with learning activities. You never know what you may observe on these sea shore exploration.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the park through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.
Free!

Apr 11

Vacation Art: Sketching Spring–Capturing Nature's Contours

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn accessible techniques like blind and sighted contour drawing to record the details of spring growth in your new nature journal, and label them to help you remember your experience.

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians

at Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Find out how reptiles and amphibians play an important role in our local ecosystem. Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood creatures.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A! Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Apr 12

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Free!

Apr 12

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

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

Apr 12

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo!

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover plants, animals, and insects with the Urban Park Rangers and see if you can get Bingo!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Kids Week Brooklyn: Wilderness Survival

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Discovery Walks for Families: PARKitecture

at Bethesda Terrace (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Tree Buds Under the Spotlight: High Rock Park

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a closer look at the buds of various trees using our high-powered microscopes.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Vacation Art: Sketching Spring–Colorful Springscapes

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spring marks a new cycle of life—trees are leafing out, buds are bursting and migrating birds are returning to their summer homes at Wave Hill.

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Who Lives in Them

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Trees are budding and birds are singing. Take a walk with the Urban Park Rangers to explore the nature of Central Park in springtime.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A! Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 12

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Apr 13

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Free!

Apr 13

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

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

Apr 13

Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration Hike for Kids

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on our exciting exploration hike through Forest Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to navigate using a map and compass.The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to navigate to hidden objects placed around the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Vacation Art: Sketching Spring–Watercolor Visions

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Master a simple under-painting technique for achieving a cohesive image, then complete a watercolor painting inspired by Wave Hill’s grounds to create an impressive cover for your nature journal.

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Kids Week Manhattan: Birding for Kids

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a guided bird walk, perfect for young birdwatchers!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A! Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 13

Family Science Night: Creatures of the Night with Tenafly Nature Center

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come view live animal demonstrations of local species that inhabit the dark. From owls to opossums, learn about the amazing adaptations creatures possess to roam the night.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, April 14, 2017

Apr 14

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Free!

Apr 14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Apr 14

Kids Week Staten Island: Insect Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this Urban Park Ranger-led walk, we will search for six-legged critters under rocks and logs, and in a pond.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 14

Kids Week Bronx: Insect Exploration

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 14

Kids Week Brooklyn: Scavenger Hunt

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With the Urban Park Rangers as your guide, use all of your senses to explore the park as we search high and low for clues.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 14

Discovery Walks for Families: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 14

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Apr 14

Kids Week Manhattan: Bug Hunt

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we search high and low for amazing insects to discover their important connection to us, and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Apr 15

Van Cortlandt Park Tree Planting

at Stockbridge Indian Memorial (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Van Cortlandt Park!
Free!

Apr 15

Bed-Stuy Street Tree Stewardship

at Herbert Von King Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Street tree care protects and insulates trees, and has been shown to increase a young tree's chance of survival.
Free!

Apr 15

Birding: Spring Migration

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

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

Apr 15

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Free!

Apr 15

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

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

Apr 15

Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Clove Lakes Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Photograph the diverse wildlife and natural beauty of this Staten Island park as the Urban Park Rangers lead you through the most scenic spots. Registration is required.
Free!

Apr 15

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 15

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.
Free!

Apr 15

Discovery Walks for Families: PARKitecture

at Bethesda Terrace (in Central Park) , Manhattan

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 15

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Apr 16

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Apr 16

Kids Beach Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the sandy shore of Orchard Beach in search of the unique wildlife living along the beach.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 16

Kids Salamander Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Flip over logs and stones with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for slimy salamanders in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 16

Kids Sensory Perception Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City while you learn orienteering skills and explore our city's urban forests.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 16

Kids Sensory Perception Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 16

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

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

Apr 16

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 16

Spring Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spring is a time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.
Free!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Apr 17

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Apr 18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Apr 19

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

Apr 19

Waterfront 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.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers growing along the water’s edge.
Free!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Apr 20

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 20

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 20

Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apr 21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Apr 21

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Apr 21

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A! Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr 22

Spring Citywide Stewardship Day

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan , Raoul Wallenberg Forest at 232 Street (in Riverdale Park) , Bronx , 149th Avenue and Springfield Lane/Idlewild Park and Springfield Gardens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 22nd, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day!
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 22

Tree Giveaway with SCA

at Riverbank State Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Sign up to take home one of nine native tree species!
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 22

Fitness Hike (Vigorous)

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a vigorous hike through Van Cortlandt Park and discover the hidden gems of this urban forest.
Free!

Apr 22

Birding: Raptor Nests

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

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

Apr 22

Family Art Project: Earth Day for Protecting Pollinators

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about how we can protect and support our environment and essential pollinators, like the honeybees who live at Wave Hill.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 22

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Free!

Apr 22

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

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

Apr 22

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 22

Wellness Workshop: Earth Day Meditation

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With an emphasis on the art of meditation and the healing arts, practice simple techniques that you can use to bring light to any occasion, anywhere, any day.
Free!

Apr 22

Tree Giveaway with Eastern Queens Alliance

at Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center , Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take home one of nine native tree species, including Tulip Poplar, Serviceberry, Black Tupelo, and more!
Free!

Apr 22

Discovery Walks for Families: Time Travelers

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the park through hands-on exploration using rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 22

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Apr 23

Family Art Project: Earth Day for Protecting Pollinators

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about how we can protect and support our environment and essential pollinators, like the honeybees who live at Wave Hill.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 23

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

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

Apr 23

Freshwater Fishing

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 23

Earth Day Hike (Light)

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a leisurely stroll through Marine Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 23

Earth Day Insect Expedition

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Check out live and preserved insects on display, then explore Wave Hill with insect guru Lawrence Forcella to hunt for native creatures in their garden habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 23

Tree Giveaway with Crotona Park

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet the folks who work tirelessly to keep Crotona Park sparkling and take home one of nine native tree species, including Witchhazel, Serviceberry, Black Gum, and more!
Free!

Apr 23

Split Rock Hike (Moderate)

at Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Free!

Apr 23

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes.
Free!

Apr 23

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.

Apr 23

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 23

Spring Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spring is a time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.
Free!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Apr 24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apr 25

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Apr 26

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Apr 26

Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join the Central Park Conservancy for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one!

Apr 26

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Apr 27

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 27

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 27

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

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

Friday, April 28, 2017

Apr 28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Apr 28

Garden Walk: Notable Trees of Wave Hill

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Wander through the gardens on this special walk with Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer to see some of his favorites from the living collection.
Free!

Apr 28

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Apr 29

Bird-watching Walk

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

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club. Binoculars recommended.
Free!

Apr 29

Marine Park Tree Planting

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

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please note: Registration for this event is full.
Free!

Apr 29

Learn-to-Row 1

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn to Row in New York City – no experience necessary!

Apr 29

Fort Tryon Kids Workshop: Birds of Cabrini Woods

at Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
We will enjoy a unique tree canopy-level view of the woods and learn fun facts about migrating birds through art, acting, and other hands-on activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 29

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

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

Best For
Kids
Apr 29

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Apr 29

Sakura Matsuri 2017: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.

Must See
Event
Apr 29

Family Art Project: Barking Up a Wave Hill Tree

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience through observation, touch, and simple, but rich, bark rubbings.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 29

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

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

Apr 29

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 29

Junior Arborist Station

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Kids ages five and older are invited to don tree-climbing harnesses and hardhats and ascend into the canopy of our old sugar maple tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 29

Neighborhood Walk: Trees of Riverdale

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day leads an easy walk to meet some of our most impressive, arboreal neighbors.

Apr 29

Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Central Park Conservancy for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one!
Free!

Apr 29

Nature Exploration: Spring Blossoms (Light)

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature
Free!

Apr 29

Highland Park Community Garden Opening Day

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled opening day at Highland Park's Community Garden. Enjoy workshops, music, and games.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 29

Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.
Free!

Apr 29

Discovery Walks for Families: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 29

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!

Apr 29

Cooking Demo–A Tasty Tree: Cooking with Juniper

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day explains the origin of this evocative spice while a chef from Great Performances inspires with some freshly prepared recipes.
Free!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Apr 30

Birding: Ospreys

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

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

Apr 30

Sakura Matsuri 2017: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.

Must See
Event
Apr 30

Family Art Project: Barking Up a Wave Hill Tree

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience through observation, touch, and simple, but rich, bark rubbings.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 30

Art Workshop: Woodgrain Prints and Monoprints

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this printmaking workshop with artist Wennie Huang, combine monoprint methods with direct printing from cut-wood sections to create works in ink, mixed media, and/or text.

Apr 30

Hound Hike: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

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

Apr 30

Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Silver Lake Park , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we capture the scenic beauty of the reservoir, the natural environment surrounding it, and the changes of the spring season.
Free!

Apr 30

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Apr 30

Freshwater Fishing

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  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. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 30

Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.
Free!

Apr 30

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

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

Apr 30

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

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

Apr 30

Spring Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spring is a time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.
Free!

Apr 30

Highland Park and Ridgewood Reservoir: A Sanctuary for Shedding Stress

at Highland Boulevard and Bulwer Place

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us as we walk, sit, and reflect along the forest bluestone overlook, the newly-renovated and landscaped Boulder Arch Bridge, and the paths of the Ridgewood Reservoir.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

May 3

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 4

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 4

Coastal Cleanup

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches.
Free!

May 4

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 4

Island Historical Tour (North)

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall's Island into the beautiful park it is today!
Free!

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A! Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Conference House Park Tree Planting

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

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has been postponed to May 6, 2017.
Free!

May 6

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

May 6

Cherry Blossom Festival

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting, and more, inspired by Japanese culture.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 6

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.

May 6

CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing

at Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7

Conference House Park Tree Planting

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

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has been postponed to May 7, 2017.
Free!

May 7

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 7

Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.

May 7

Seining

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9

Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour

at Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem and East Rivers.
Free!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

May 10

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 11

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 11

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12

Cedar Grove Beach Tree Planting

at Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest near Cedar Grove Beach!
Free!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 13

Birding: Spring Migration

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

May 13

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

May 13

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 13

Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir

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

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!

May 13

Butterfly Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come view the many different species of butterflies that call New York their home.
Free!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 14

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 14

Kids Salamander Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 14

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 17

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

May 17

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.
Join an experienced member of the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Horticulture Department for a stroll through the meadow.
Free!

May 17

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 18

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 18

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ancient Trees with Beth Moon

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join acclaimed photographer Beth Moon, author of "Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees", as she delves into her experience of traveling around the world to photograph these natural relics.
Free!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20

Birding Bonanza

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both the Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 20

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

May 20

Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike

at Calvert Vaux Park , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This beautifully-restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.
Free!

May 20

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 20

Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife

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

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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find these birds of prey in this enchanting woodland.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 21

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 21

Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach Parking Lot

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

May 21

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Basic Canoeing is great for all skill levels. For ages 8 years and older. First-come, first-served.
Free!

May 21

Seining

at Broad Channel American Ball Fields , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

May 24

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 25

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26

Family Camping

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 27

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

May 27

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 27

Ranger's Choice: Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour

at Prospect Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bike through Prospect Park while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring.
Free!

May 27

Freshwater Fishing

at Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 27

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South (in Forest Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Free!

May 27

Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe Adventure (Advanced)

at Central Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Registration is required.
Free!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 28

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

May 28

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
May 28

Wildlife Viewing: Birding

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

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

May 28

Basic Orienteering

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On an orienteering program, you will learn the skills to navigate using a map and compass.
Free!

May 28

Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

May 28

Outdoor Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

at Field 81 (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:45 p.m.
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, many of this summer's featured films will take us back to the year 1992!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

May 31

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Jun 1

Greenbelt Peepers

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jun 1

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

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

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 2, 2017

Jun 2

Coastal Cleanup

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches.
Free!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jun 3

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jun 3

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jun 4

15th Annual Drums Along the Hudson

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

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

Must See
Event
Jun 4

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jun 4

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Jun 7

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

Jun 7

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jun 10

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jun 10

The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn how to use a map and compass (provided) while exploring the park; enjoy arts and crafts; light refreshments will be provided.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 10

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jun 11

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jun 13

Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jun 14

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

Jun 14

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jun 17

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jun 17

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

The Bowne House Celebrates NY's Path Through History

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The Bowne House Museum, one of New York's oldest buildings, welcomes visitors to an open dialogue about our city's changing landscape with local historians and urban archaeologists.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jun 18

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jun 21

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

Jun 21

Waterfront 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.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers growing along the water’s edge.
Free!

Jun 21

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jun 24

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jun 24

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Jun 25

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jun 25

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Jun 28

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Free!

Jun 28

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Jul 1

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jul 1

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Jul 2

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jul 5

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Jul 6

Island Historical Tour (North)

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall's Island into the beautiful park it is today!
Free!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jul 8

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jul 8

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Jul 9

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jul 11

Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour

at Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem and East Rivers.
Free!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jul 12

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jul 15

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jul 15

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Jul 16

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Jul 19

Coastal Cleanup

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches.
Free!

Jul 19

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.
Join an experienced member of the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Horticulture Department for a stroll through the meadow.
Free!

Jul 19

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jul 22

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jul 22

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jul 23

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jul 26

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul 29

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jul 29

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jul 30

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Jul 30

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aug 2

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug 5

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Aug 5

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aug 6

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aug 8

Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Aug 9

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug 12

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Aug 12

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aug 13

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug 16

Coastal Cleanup

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches.
Free!

Aug 16

Waterfront 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.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers growing along the water’s edge.
Free!

Aug 16

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Aug 19

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug 20

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Outdoor Movie Night: Motorcycle Diaries (Spanish, English Subtitles)

at Field 42 (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:10 p.m.
Watch the 2004 biopic about the early travels of Ernesto "Che" Guevara outdoors under the stars.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aug 23

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug 26

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Aug 26

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Aug 27

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Aug 27

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aug 30

Dance Fitness in the Park

at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.
Free!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sep 2

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Sep 2

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sep 3

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sep 7

Island Historical Tour (North)

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall's Island into the beautiful park it is today!
Free!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sep 9

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Sep 9

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sep 10

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sep 12

Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour

at Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem and East Rivers.
Free!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sep 15

Coastal Cleanup

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches.
Free!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sep 16

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Sep 16

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sep 17

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sep 20

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.
Join an experienced member of the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Horticulture Department for a stroll through the meadow.
Free!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Sep 23

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Sep 24

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sep 30

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Sep 30

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 1

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Oct 7

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Oct 8

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct 14

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Oct 14

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

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

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct 29

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

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