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Wildlife

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, May 21, 2018

May 21

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  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!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

May 24

Bryant Park Spring 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.
Free!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

May 26

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

May 26

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Parking Lot (in Astoria 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!

May 26

Animal of the Month Club: Great Blue Heron

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our park rangers at Wolfe's Pond for a chance to view and learn more about the Great Blue Heron, a little known resident species of Staten Island.
Free!

May 26

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It's the latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 26

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 26

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

May 26

Weedy Nomad: A Performative Field Study

at Windmill Community Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Part of the Wilder LIC Group Exhibition, join artists Thomas Choinacky and Christopher Kennedy for an interactive workshop and ecological field study of the Windmill Community Garden.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

May 27

Introducing…The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - Monarchs of the Bug-Kingdom

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore the life cycles of insects with a focus on how caterpillars morph into moths and butterflies. We will also learn how to can support our local pollinators while we're at home.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 27

Birding

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!

May 27

Science in the Park: Bay Waters

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 27

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 27

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  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!

Best For
Kids

Monday, May 28, 2018

May 28

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  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, May 29, 2018

May 29

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

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

8:15 p.m.10:15 p.m.
We'll walk 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!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 31

Bryant Park Spring 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.
Free!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High Line , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs.
Free!

Jun 2

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Jun 2

Horseshoe Crab Walk

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
In May and June, horseshoe crabs visit our shores to lay eggs. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Family Art Project: A Turtle’s Pace

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Marvel at the beautiful patterns that cover the protective shell of the local box turtle. Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Outdoor Adventure Day for the Family at Willowbrook Park

at 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled day of nature adventures! The Greenbelt and it’s partner organizations will offer: Fishing, Canoeing, Birding, Planting, Hiking, Exploring...and…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival

at 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 a.m.
Go Green is a fun and informative day of exhibits and activities promoting Earth Day values for the thousands of park-goers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Jun 2

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jun 3

Family Art Project: A Turtle’s Pace

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack as part of Wave Hill's Turtle Day.

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This free event is a special opportunity to spend a summer afternoon exploring the future park while the site is closed to the public.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 3

Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The common snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle. It is estimated that they can live 30 to 40 years in the wild, perhaps even longer.
Free!

Jun 3

Gardening Workshop: Planting for Pollinators

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
We'll discuss pollinators and their role in successful gardens, then make wildflower seed "bombs" to make an impact with native plants in or near your plot.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Science in the Park: Bay Waters

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Turtle & Shell Show and Tell

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

1:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Our youngest visitors and their families are invited to drop by this informal info station to see turtle shells, eggs and meet a live turtle.

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Nature Presentation: Turtle Talk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for an informative (and humorous) foray into the world of turtles.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, June 4, 2018

Jun 4

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  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, June 5, 2018

Jun 5

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

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

8:15 p.m.9:30 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jun 7

Bryant Park Spring 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.
Free!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jun 9

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Jun 9

Birding: Raptors

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

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!

Jun 9

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.
Free!

Jun 9

World Oceans Day: Marine Life

at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we celebrate the unique marine life found along Rockaway Beach.
Free!

Jun 9

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It's the latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Living with White-Tailed Deer

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

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!

Jun 9

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jun 10

Summer Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these walks through the gardens and woodlands.
Free!

Jun 10

Science in the Park: Bay Waters

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 10

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 10

Family Nature Walk

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Best For
Kids

Monday, June 11, 2018

Jun 11

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
We'll walk 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

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jun 16

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Jun 16

Family Art Project: Pollinator Bats and Nocturnal Flowers

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Thirsty at night? Some pollinators are, like the shy bat. Luckily for the bat, species like mango, cacao, banana, guava and agave rely on bats to pollinate their flowers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Pollination Headquarters

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
See butterfly and insect displays, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists, join pollinator walks, share your observations, and check out our “bee hotel” in the Flower Garden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
Free!

Jun 16

Meet the Bees: A Hands-on Adventure in the Apiary

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees.

Jun 16

Build a Bee-Abode Workshop

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Assemble a rustic bee house (or condo) for the pollinators in your yard or community garden.

Jun 16

Junior Pollinators Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Our youngest visitors and their families are encouraged to join an expedition to hunt for colorful flowers and their creature pollinators in the gardens.

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Jun 16

Native Pollinators Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Environmental educator Tim Stanley of Native Beeology and naturalist Paul Keim lead this walk to observe our local pollinators at work.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jun 17

Family Art Project: Pollinator Bats and Nocturnal Flowers

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Take part in an interactive project painting nocturnal flowers in fluorescent colors to add to a night-garden, “glow room” installation.

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

Pollination Headquarters

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
See butterfly and insect displays, learn about self-guided activities, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists, join pollinator walks, and check out our “bee hotel”.

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

Build a Bee-Abode Workshop

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Assemble a rustic bee house (or condo) for the pollinators in your yard or community garden.

Jun 17

Junior Pollinators Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Our youngest visitors and their families are encouraged to join an expedition to hunt for colorful flowers and their creature pollinators in the gardens.

Best For
Kids
Jun 17

Native Pollinators Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Environmental educator Tim Stanley of Native Beeology and naturalist Paul Keim lead this walk to observe our local pollinators at work.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jun 23

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Jun 23

Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
See them and sketch them flying among the meadow grasses or on the butterfly bush in Wave Hill’s Flower Garden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for the Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle. Learn interesting facts about this pre-historic looking turtle.
Free!

Jun 23

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It's the latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Jun 23

Survival Series: Overnight Camping and Wilderness Survival Workshops

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Registration is required.
Free!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Jun 24

Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
See them and sketch them flying among the meadow grasses or on the butterfly bush in Wave Hill’s Flower Garden.

Best For
Kids
Jun 24

Science in the Park: Bay Waters

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 24

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jun 30

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Jun 30

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Free!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Jul 3

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

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

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jul 7

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High Line , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs.
Free!

Jul 7

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul 13

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 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!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jul 14

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Jul 14

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
Free!

Jul 14

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul 21

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Aug 4

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High Line , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs.
Free!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Aug 7

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

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

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. Program suitable for…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug 11

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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
Aug 11

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sep 1

Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat

at The High Line , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs.
Free!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sep 8

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sep 14

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 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 22, 2018

Sep 22

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir , 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 the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Free!

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Event
Sep 22

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

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

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep 29

Get Hooked!

at Southern waterfront across from 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. Try your hand at fishing while learning about amazing underwater habitats at this free event.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct 27

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir , 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 the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Free!

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