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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

Monday, January 20, 2020

Jan20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Prospect Park

at Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)Brooklyn, Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Visit Prospect Park on MLK Jr. Day to participate in a storytelling hour focused on tales of freedom, go on a nature walk with naturalists, and glide on the Lakeside ice rink!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan20

MLK Day of Service 2020: Conference House Park Forest Restoration

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

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants at Conference House Park in order to help create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan20

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jan21

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Jan22

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Jan23

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Jan24

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Jan25

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Jan26

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Jan26

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at West 90th Street and Central Park West

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk around the reservoir as we look for these cold hardy birds.
Free!

Jan26

Birding: Owls

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike, as we look for this bird pr prey.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan26

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Jan27

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Jan28

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jan29

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Jan30

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Jan31

Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in watercolor, to "preserve" the charm and value of its "Mom and Pop" businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife as local treasures.
Free!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Feb 1

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Feb 1

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Feb 2

Winter Hibernation Hike

at Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Bear the cold with the Urban Park Rangers as you learn about the wildlife that hibernate during the winter, and learn ways to spot possible dens and burrows.
Free!

Feb 2

Photo Scavenger Hunt Hike (Light)

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

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!

Feb 2

Birding: Owls

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike as we look for this bird of prey.
Free!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Feb 8

Birding: Bald Eagle Watch

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 8

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Oriental Boulevard and Falmouth Street (in Manhattan Beach Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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!

Feb 8

Birding: Winter Residents

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Feb 8

Wildlife Viewing: Urban Forest Wildlife

at Comfort station (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers to learn about our interesting neighbors, such as birds, squirrels, raccoons, snakes and many more.
Free!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Feb 9

Seal Exploration

at Lemon Creek Pier (in Lemon Creek Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 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!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Feb15

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.
Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals!
Free!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Feb16

Winter Wildlife: Animal Tracks

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. In this program, learn how to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior.
Free!

Feb16

Seal Exploration

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Feb17

Kids Week: All About Owls

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island 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 with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Feb18

Kids Week Manhattan: Birds of Prey

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers to learn about eagles, hawks, and falcons, and the important role they play in nature.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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