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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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Sep17

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 for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Sep17

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

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

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sep19

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Sep19

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Sep20

Family Camping: Manhattan

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in Inwood Hill Park, home to Manhattan's last remaining natural forest and owls! Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration begins on Wednesday, September 11.
Free!

Must See
Event

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

Little Cooks - Bird Party!

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come meet and pet our friendly birds. Then we will go on a nature walk outside to see and hear the birds. Together, we will make our own delicious edible bird nests.

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

The New York City Naturalist Club: Fall Migration

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

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

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
Sep22

Queens Park of the Month: Idlewild Birding by Canoe Adventure

at Idlewild ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a peaceful paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds in this habitat. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on September 11.
Free!

Sep22

Ecosystem Explorers: Micro-Ecosystems

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Apples & Honey Day

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the harvest season with apples and honey! Fill your day with themed crafts, apples and honey tastings, local beer and cider, and meet our beekeeper!

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Birding Along the Bronx River Foodway

at Inside the park at Bruckner Boulevard (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a walk through Concrete Plant Park and learn about the Foodway while discovering the birds in your community.
Free!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sep23

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sep24

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 for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Sep24

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Sep24

Can Development and Conservation Co-Exist in NYC and How?

at CUNY School of LawQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join our exciting line up of community representatives and subject matter experts for a lively discussion on this most pressing and complex topic.
Free!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sep26

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Sep26

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

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

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
Sep28

SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival 2019

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about the ecosystem of the Hudson River estuary through hands-on science activities, catch-and-release fishing, science stage events, kayaking and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

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
Sep29

APEC Adventure Time: Soft & Furry Animals

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Explore a variety of mammal pelts and learn about the importance of camouflage.

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Nocturnal Wildlife Hike

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they search for some of the lesser-seen creatures of the night. Lottery registration opens on Wednesday, September 18
Free!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sep30

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Oct 1

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 for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Oct 1

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Oct 3

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Oct 3

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

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

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
Oct 5

Secret Life of Squirrels

at Staten Island Boulevard and Shields Place (in Deere Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and discover some fun and interesting facts about the eastern gray squirrel.
Free!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct 6

Birding: Warbler Watch

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we look for and learn about the variety of these small visitors during their migratory passage.
Free!

Oct 6

Birding: Fall Migrants

at 223rd Street and 46th Avenue (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see fall migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Must See
Event
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

Monday, October 7, 2019

Oct 7

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Oct 8

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 for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Oct 8

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Oct10

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Oct10

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oct12

Birding 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.
Catch the fall migration and embrace the falling leaves at this bird watching workshop led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. Click here to register.
Free!

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
Oct12

Birding: Fall Migration

at Hester Street and Forsyth Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see fall migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

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

Monday, October 14, 2019

Oct14

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Oct15

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Oct17

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Oct17

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

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

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Oct22

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Oct24

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Oct29

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct31

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Nov 5

The River Project Wetlab Look-ins

at Pier 40 Wetlab This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the Pier 40 Wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary.
Free!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nov20

Meet the Rangers and Box Turtle

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Children ages 2 – 13 are invited to meet the Urban Park Rangers at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center and learn about the animals that live in our parks. The Rangers will…
Free!

Best For
Kids

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