NYC Parks Events Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

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from May 7, 2021 to September 10, 2022

Saturday, May 8, 2021

May 8

Broadway Berm Beautification Day - Fort Tryon Park

at Broadway and Arden Street (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
"Dig in" and help the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks horticulture staff restore Fort Tryon Park’s area along Broadway.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 8

Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

at BMX Jump Park (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and family for a day of fun in the woods and learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Category: Fitness, Best for Kids, Sports, Volunteer, Outdoor Fitness, Workshops
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Urban Farm Exploration Days!

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Birding: Spring Migrants

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May 8

Discovery Hike: Vernal Pools

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture to discover life in and around vernal pools. Amphibians, insects, birds, and plants are just some of the unique species that can be found near vernal pools.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Birding: Spring Migrants

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May 8

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Cherry Blossom Art Workshop

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn all about various species of cherry trees and their significance in Asian culture and folklore. This program will also use natural materials to create a mixed-media cherry blossom craft.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Free!

Must See
Event
May 8

CANCELLED: It's My Park at St. James Park

at St. James ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join us to clean-up at St. James Park. We look forward to keeping the park beautiful with your help!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 8

It's My Park at Walter Gladwin Park

at Tremont Park (in Walter Gladwin Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Assembly Member Victor Pichardo and the Friends of Tremont Park to plant flowers at Walter Gladwin Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 8

Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

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

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