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A turtle hangs out on a rock in Morningside Park

Meet and learn about NYC's wildlife neighbors, from the fish and crabs of our waters to the hawks and eagles of our skies. Our expert Urban Park Rangers, Parks Wildlife Unit, and our partners and friends lead wildlife-viewing tours and lectures all across the New York City. Join us! To learn more about NYC's wildlife and what to do when encountering wildlife, please visit our Urban Wildlife page

Wildlife Events

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Apr20

The New York City Naturalist Club: Spring Bird Walk

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

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

Apr20

Earth Day: Learn and Play

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come learn and play on Earth Day at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center and Park!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, April 22, 2019

Apr22

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Apr22

Celebrate Earth Day in Washington Square Park

at Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day in Washington Square Park! WSP Youth Activities Coordinator, Miss Debbie, is hosting an afternoon of environmental fun for kids of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Apr23

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

Apr23

Kids Week: Sea Shore Exploration

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

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

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Apr24

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

Apr24

Kids Week: Birds of Prey

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Spring is a spectacular season for observing birds of prey in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Kids Week: All About Owls

at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Whooo knows what we will find as we look through owl pellets and learn more about the adaptions of owls!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Apr25

Kids Week: Coastal Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the shore while looking for wildlife living along the bay.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Apr26

Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

Apr26

Arbor Day

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for an Arbor Day celebration with nature games and an exhibit on the trees that make up Brooklyn's last remaining forest.
Free!

Apr26

Kids Week: All About Owls

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Mysterious and nocturnal, owls hold a special place in our hearts and our minds. Learn more about this special family of birds and the different types of owls.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

Kids Week: Birding for Kids

at Willow Lake entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out in the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

Kids Week: Living with White-Tailed Deer

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers guide you on a hike through the Greenbelt in search of white-tailed deer. Learn about the adaptations and behaviors of these urban dwellers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Apr27

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Best For
Kids
Apr27

Family Nature Walk

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Lace up your shoes for a family-friendly nature walk at Freshkills Park! NYC Parks staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us to learn about the incredible diversity of plants and wildlife that can be found on and around Randall’s Island.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

City Nature Challenge: Biodiversity Blitz

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr27

City Nature Challenge: Biodiversity Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Apr28

Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir

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

8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.
Free!

Apr28

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

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

Apr28

City Nature Challenge: Biodiversity Blitz

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr28

26th Annual Earth Fest Celebration

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled day that includes a volunteer project, a sensory garden, arts and crafts, music, a live performance, and a visit from special feathered friends!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr28

Freshwater Fishing

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first come, first served.
Free!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Apr29

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Apr30

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 1

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

May 2

Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

May 2

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

May 4

Insect Command Post

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Check out live and preserved insects, cocoons, and chrysalids with entomologists and creature wranglers Lawrence Forcella and Lindsay Velazco.

Best For
Kids
May 4

Muscota Marsh Spring Migration Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller

at Muscota Marsh Park (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
We will meet at Muscota Marsh to look for water birds and then walk to the Clove to look and listen for birds in the forest.
Free!

May 4

Spring Insect Expedition

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore Wave Hill with entomologist Lawrence Forcella of God of Insects to hunt for native creatures in their garden habitats.
Free!

May 4

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 4

Spring Insect Expedition

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore Wave Hill with entomologist Lawrence Forcella of God of Insects to hunt for native creatures in their garden habitats.

May 4

Urban Wildlife Festival

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for an opportunity to get up close and personal with NYC’s wild residents. Learn about squirrels, turtles, raccoons, opossum, coyotes and more.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 4

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

at South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 4

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

at Park Entrance at Bayview Avenue and W 33rd Street (in Kaiser Park)Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May 5

Bird Watching Tour at Strack Pond

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 and catch the Warbler Wave!
Free!

May 5

Saltwater Fishing

at American Veterans Memorial PierBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Free!

May 5

Ecosystem Explorers: Maritime Forest

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Maritime forests host many different tree species, and all kinds of wildlife from birds to deer can be seen in their natural environment
Free!

May 5

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

The Explorer's Club: Introduction to Pollinators

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Earn your responsibility stamp and a green thumb by joining the Urban Park Rangers on a conservation hike.
Free!

Monday, May 6, 2019

May 6

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May 7

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

May 7

Bird Watching

at Southern Fountain (in Madison Square Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn more about the variety of bird species that take flight and nest in Madison Square Park’s trees and gardens with local birder Ethan Goodman. Happy Birding!
Free!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May 8

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

May 9

Bird Watching

at Southern Fountain (in Madison Square Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn more about the variety of bird species that take flight and nest in Madison Square Park’s trees and gardens. Join local birder Ethan Goodman for a series of lunchtime walks.
Free!

May 9

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Friday, May 10, 2019

May10

Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

May10

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

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

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Meet at 120th Street and Riverside Drive and explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk.
Free!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

May11

Birding Bonanza

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of free, family-friendly bird watching! Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats. Guided bird walk, crafts, and more. For ages 7+ (with an adult).
Free!

Best For
Kids
May11

The New York City Naturalist Club: Hawk Watch

at Saint Marks Place and Avenue A (in Tompkins Square Park)Manhattan

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!

May11

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May11

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 12, 2019

May12

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs

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

12:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in search of the “living fossil” that has existed for over 445 million years.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, May 13, 2019

May13

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

May14

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

May14

FrogWatch USA Monthly Monitoring

at Flagpole near the carousel (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hike the Greenbelt to monitor its water bodies, listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Free!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May15

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

May16

Bird Watching

at Southern Fountain (in Madison Square Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn more about the variety of bird species that take flight and nest in Madison Square Park's trees and gardens with local birder Ethan Goodman. Happy Birding!
Free!

May16

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

May18

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May18

Hell Gate Meadow: Walk & Sow

at Scylla Playground (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Tour the Hell Gate wildflower meadow led by our own Randall's Island ecologist. Check out our bee hotels. Collect and assemble seeds to start a meadow in your own backyard
Free!

Best For
Kids
May18

The New York City Naturalist Club: Owl Prowl

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Our park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Registration is required.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, May 19, 2019

May19

Birding: Warbler Watch

at Clove Lakes ParkStaten Island This is an Accessible location

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!

May19

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, May 20, 2019

May20

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

May21

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May22

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us at The Battery to explore the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.
Free!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

May23

Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

May23

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

May25

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May25

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 26, 2019

May26

Birding: Spring Migration

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

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!

May26

Freshwater Fishing

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 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
May26

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, May 27, 2019

May27

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019

May30

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Jun 1

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 1

Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
As part of the annual World Science Festival, we will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count what species of fish we find.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 1

World Science Festival's Great Fish Count

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Educators and biologists will be on hand as participants strap on waders and go out into the Harlem River to cast nets in search of the underwater life right here in NYC.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Jun 2

Rails to Trails: Conference House Park and Mt. Loretto Edition

at MTA Staten Island Railway-Tottenville StationStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Trails Day! Join us on a 5-mile hike through the "wild and natural" areas of Conference House Park and Mt. Loretto Unique Natural area/North Mt. Loretto Forest.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 2

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, June 3, 2019

Jun 3

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Jun 6

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Jun 8

Biking and Birding Adventure

at Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We'll visit a variety of habitats by bike, hoping to see a diverse array of bird species that reside along the beautiful Bronx River Greenway. Registration is required.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 8

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jun 9

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jun11

FrogWatch USA Monthly Monitoring

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hike the Greenbelt to monitor its water bodies, listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Free!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jun15

Family Nature Walk

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Lace up your shoes for a family-friendly nature walk at Freshkills Park! NYC Parks staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun15

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Jun16

Birding

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

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

Jun16

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Jun22

Birding: Piping Plovers

at Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Meet the piping plovers, cute and tiny endangered shorebirds that visit Rockaway Beach each year to nest and raise chicks from spring through the summer.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun22

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun22

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Jun23

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jun29

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun29

Summer on the Hudson: Hudson River Fishing Clinic

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Free Fishing Weekend with a catch-and-release fishing session in partnership with the DEC and the Hudson River Fisherman's Association. First come, first served.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Jun30

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jul 6

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Jul 7

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Jul 9

FrogWATCH USA Monitoring

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

8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hike the Greenbelt to monitor its water bodies, listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Free!

Jul 9

FrogWATCH USA Monitoring

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

8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hike the Greenbelt to monitor its water bodies, listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Free!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jul12

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

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

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!
Free!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Jul13

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Jul14

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Jul20

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jul21

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Jul27

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Jul28

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Aug 3

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Aug 4

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aug10

Great Hudson River Fish Count

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join naturalists along our waterfront as we strap on waders and pull nets to look for fish and other creatures that call the waters around Randall’s Island home.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug10

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Aug11

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Aug13

FrogWATCH USA Monitoring

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Hike the Greenbelt to monitor its water bodies, listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Free!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aug17

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug18

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug24

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug24

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Aug25

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Aug31

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug31

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sep 1

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sep 7

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 7

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sep 8

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sep13

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

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

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!
Free!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sep14

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep14

Monarch Celebration

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us during what should be the height of monarch butterfly migration in our area. We’ll explore our gardens and natural areas in search of these charismatic creatures.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sep18

Wondrous Water

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
On World Water Monitoring Day, we’ll address the importance of protecting our local water bodies and showcase how Randall's Island Park Alliance's staff track the water’s health!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sep21

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep21

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sep22

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

Get Hooked Fishing Festival

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep28

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sep29

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Oct 5

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct 6

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 6

Harvest Festival

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for a free, family-friendly celebration of fall!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oct12

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oct13

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Oct19

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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