NYC Parks Weekend Fun Guide

May 14-15

Here are some highlights of fun things to do this weekend. Check back every Thursday for new recommendations! Visit our Events Calendar for more events. 

Staying in? Check out our virtual events!

For information about service changes in our parks, visit our COVID-19 Service Changes page. 

Head to our Urban Wildlife Fest

A family looks at a little opossum in the hands of an Urban Park Ranger

Meet an owl, bald eagle, opossum, turtles, and more up close at our Urban Wildlife Festival at Highbridge Park this Saturday! Bring your wildlife questions for the Urban Park Rangers! Festival info

Watch free movies in the parks

Families and friends gather at a park lawn to watch a movie on the big screen

Join us under the stars for free movie nights outdoors in parks across the city. Here's the schedule

Meet a horseshoe crab

a horseshoe crab hangs out at the shore of a beach

As the full moon approaches, more horseshoe crabs will crawl up our shores to mate and lay eggs. Get a chance to see one this weekend with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide! More info

Help us plant trees

A volunteer holds up a baby tree in a pot at our tree planting event

Volunteer with our Stewardship Team to help grow our forests. We'll teach you proper planting techniques! Register

Join our hawk watch 

a hawk lands on a path in the park

Now's the time to see hawk families in our parks as their young practice their flying skills. Join our Urban Park Rangers at the Unisphere this Sunday for a chance to see hawks and learn more about them. More info

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

a yellow bird in a tree

Join us on nature walks as we celebrate feathered friends visiting our parks on their journey through the Atlantic Flyway. Join us

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