Events

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, June 30

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Nature Around Us, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Enjoy different seasonal discovery stations and nature themed activities that will introduce you to the plants, insects and animals that call the park home. Discover how nature recycles by learning about the fascinating cycle of decomposition in our urban forest.

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program departs from the Audubon Center promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Live from the Field
Online Program, 2:00 p.m.

This weekly event series will give you a behind the scenes look into the many research and monitoring efforts conducted in Hudson River Park. Tune in on Instagram Live @HudsonRiverPark on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. for Live from the Field. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


Saturday, July 2

Introduction to Birdwatching Walks
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you! Learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit Prospect Park through all season. All levels are welcome. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Program is hosted by the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit the Alliance’s website for more information.


Sunday, July 3

Birding: Shore and Wading Birds
Marine Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Learn more about egrets, herons, sandpipers, and other wading birds that are found along the shoreline. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Program is hosted by NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information.


Tuesday, July 5

Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Park’s Wetlab aquarium features Hudson River wildlife and provides guided tours for visitors of all ages. During Wetlab Look-ins, you can join a drop-in tour led by our River Project team to learn more about fascinating local wildlife including oyster toadfish, lined seahorses, and blue crabs. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


Wednesday, July 6

Community Science Wednesday
Freshkills Park, Staten Island, 9:00 a.m.

Take action to protect the grasslands at Freshkills Park. There is a newcomer in the area: spotted lanternflies, an introduced species that can wreak havoc on trees and other plants. Spotted lanternflies feed on tree sap, leaving trees vulnerable to infection and fungal growth. We will learn how to identify spotted lanternflies across different life stages and collect data on their preferences and habits. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by the Freshkills Park Alliance. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Thursday, July 7

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Nature Around Us, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Enjoy different seasonal discovery stations and nature themed activities that will introduce you to the plants, insects and animals that call the park home. Discover how nature recycles by learning about the fascinating cycle of decomposition in our urban forest.

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program departs from the Audubon Center promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Live from the Field
Online Program, 2:00 p.m.

This weekly event series will give you a behind the scenes look into the many research and monitoring efforts conducted in Hudson River Park. Tune in on Instagram Live @HudsonRiverPark on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. for Live from the Field. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


Friday, July 8

Ranger-In-Training Series: Beach Cleanup & Marine Explorations
Great Kills Park, Staten Island, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Learn about marine animals and plants and help to remove debris on the beach. Dress appropriately, bring gloves and water. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by NPS Gateway National Recreation Area. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Summer on the Hudson Bird Walk
Riverside Park, Manhattan, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Explore Riverside Park on this family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds will be discovered while taking in views of the Hudson River? Program is hosted by Riverside Park Summer on the Hudson and NYC Audubon. Please visit NYC Audubon’s website for more information.


Saturday, July 9

Birding: Hawk Watch
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Enjoy the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Program is hosted by NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information.


Introduction to Birdwatching Walks
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you! Learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit Prospect Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Program is hosted by the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit the Alliance’s website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Nature Around Us, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Enjoy different seasonal discovery stations and nature themed activities that will introduce you to the plants, insects and animals that call the park home. Get to know pollinators and find out why they are so important and why they need our help.

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Family Bird Walk, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program departs from the Audubon Center promptly at noon.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Sunday, July 10

Nature Walks
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 9:30 a.m.

Learn about the park’s wildlife on this relaxing and informative nature walk led by knowledgeable naturalist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Tuesday, July 12

Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Park’s Wetlab aquarium features Hudson River wildlife and provides guided tours for visitors of all ages. During Wetlab Look-ins, you can join a drop-in tour led by our River Project team to learn more about fascinating local wildlife including oyster toadfish, lined seahorses, and blue crabs. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


Thursday, July 14

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Nature Around Us, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Enjoy different seasonal discovery stations and nature themed activities that will introduce you to the plants, insects and animals that call the park home. Discover how nature recycles by learning about the fascinating cycle of decomposition in our urban forest.

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program departs from the Audubon Center promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Live from the Field
Online Program, 2:00 p.m.

This weekly event series will give you a behind the scenes look into the many research and monitoring efforts conducted in Hudson River Park. Tune in on Instagram Live @HudsonRiverPark on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. for Live from the Field. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


The World of Sharks
Online program, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Biologists bring the world of sharks to you. This lecture is designed to introduce participants to the species of sharks commonly see around New York. Lecture will conclude with an open-ended discussion to touch base on any questions the lecture may not have addressed. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Saturday, July 16

Introduction to Birdwatching Walks
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you! Learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit Prospect Park through all season. All levels are welcome. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Program is hosted by the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit the Alliance’s website for more information.


Ranger’s Choice: Shorebirds for Beginners
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Head to the refuge and enjoy a walk with a ranger to the east pond seasonal trail. There you will learn to observe the common shorebirds that migrate through Jamaica Bay. This is an all-weather program, so please dress for the conditions. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by NPS Gateway National Recreational Area. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Nature Around Us, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Enjoy different seasonal discovery stations and nature themed activities that will introduce you to the plants, insects and animals that call the park home. Get to know pollinators and find out why they are so important and why they need our help.

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Family Bird Walk, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program departs from the Audubon Center promptly at noon.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Bird Walk
Governor’s Island, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, this tour will help you discover all the bird life the island has to offer. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Sunday, July 17

Nature Walks
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 9:30 a.m.

Learn about the park’s wildlife on this relaxing and informative nature walk led by knowledgeable naturalist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Tuesday, July 19

Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Park’s Wetlab aquarium features Hudson River wildlife and provides guided tours for visitors of all ages. During Wetlab Look-ins, you can join a drop-in tour led by our River Project team to learn more about fascinating local wildlife including oyster toadfish, lined seahorses, and blue crabs. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


Thursday, July 21

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Nature Around Us, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Enjoy different seasonal discovery stations and nature themed activities that will introduce you to the plants, insects and animals that call the park home. Discover how nature recycles by learning about the fascinating cycle of decomposition in our urban forest.

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program departs from the Audubon Center promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Live from the Field
Online Program, 2:00 p.m.

This weekly event series will give you a behind the scenes look into the many research and monitoring efforts conducted in Hudson River Park. Tune in on Instagram Live @HudsonRiverPark on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. for Live from the Field. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


Cetaceans of New York: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises, Oh My!
Online program, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

In New York alone you can commonly see up to 12 different cetacean species! Lecture is designed to introduce participants to the three types of cetaceans we can see and further discuss commonly seen species. Lecture will conclude with an open-ended discussion to touch base on any questions the lecture may not have addressed. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and the Elwood Public Library. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Friday, July 22

Ranger-In-Training Series: Beach Cleanup & Marine Explorations
Great Kills Park, Staten Island, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Learn about marine animals and plants and help to remove debris on the beach. Dress appropriately, bring gloves and water. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by NPS Gateway National Recreation Area. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Saturday, July 23

Introduction to Birdwatching Walk
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you! Learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit Prospect Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Program is hosted by the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit the Alliance’s website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Nature Around Us, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Enjoy different seasonal discovery stations and nature themed activities that will introduce you to the plants, insects and animals that call the park home. Get to know pollinators and find out why they are so important and why they need our help.

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Family Bird Walk, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program departs from the Audubon Center promptly at noon.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Celebrate Shorebirds
Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk, Queens, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Love the beach? So do nesting shorebirds, like the piping plover. These tiny shorebirds fly over 700 miles to nest at Rockaway Beach every year. Join NYC Parks' Piping Plover Team and other community partners for a day of educational activities and crafts to help us better understand how we can all share the beach. Program is hosted by NYC Parks’ Wildlife Unit. Please visit their website for more information.


Bird Walk
Governor’s Island, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, this tour will help you discover all the bird life the island has to offer. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Sunday, July 24

Nature Walk
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 9:30 a.m.

Learn about the park’s wildlife on this relaxing and informative nature walk led by knowledgeable naturalist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Ranger-In-Training Series: Celebrate National Moth Week
Great Kills Park, Staten Island, 8:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Document moth species and other nighttime creatures found at Gateway. Bring a flashlight, paper/pen, folding chair, and water. Ages 8 years old and up. Please wear long sleeves and pants. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by NPS Gateway National Recreation Area. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Tuesday, July 26

Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Park’s Wetlab aquarium features Hudson River wildlife and provides guided tours for visitors of all ages. During Wetlab Look-ins, you can join a drop-in tour led by our River Project team to learn more about fascinating local wildlife including oyster toadfish, lined seahorses, and blue crabs. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


Wednesday, July 27

Community Science Wednesday
Freshkills Park, Staten Island, 9:00 a.m.

Take action to protect the grasslands at Freshkills Park. There is a newcomer in the area: spotted lanternflies, an introduced species that can wreak havoc on trees and other plants. Spotted lanternflies feed on tree sap, leaving trees vulnerable to infection and fungal growth. We will learn how to identify spotted lanternflies across different life stages and collect data on their preferences and habits. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by the Freshkills Park Alliance. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Thursday, July 28

Live from the Field
Online Program, 2:00 p.m.

This weekly event series will give you a behind the scenes look into the many research and monitoring efforts conducted in Hudson River Park. Tune in on Instagram Live @HudsonRiverPark on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. for Live from the Field. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


Saturday, July 30

Introduction to Birdwatching Walk
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you! Learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit Prospect Park through all season. All levels are welcome. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Program is hosted by the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit the Alliance’s website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Nature Around Us, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Enjoy different seasonal discovery stations and nature themed activities that will introduce you to the plants, insects and animals that call the park home. Get to know pollinators and find out why they are so important and why they need our help.

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Family Bird Walk, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program departs from the Audubon Center promptly at noon.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Birding by Canoe Excursion (Advanced)
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participants are chosen by lottery. Lottery registration open on Wednesday, July 20. This program is for experienced paddlers. Program is hosted by NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Bird Walk
Governor’s Island, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, this tour will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Sunday July 31

Nature Walk
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 9:30 a.m.

Learn about the park’s wildlife on this relaxing and informative nature walk led by knowledgeable naturalist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Pond Ecology: Freshwater Invertebrates
Canarsie Park, Brooklyn, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Dip nets into one of Brooklyn’s only freshwater ponds and learn about the tiny organisms that make up one of the load-bearing strands of a healthy food web. Program is hosted by NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information.


Discovery Hike: Urban Wildlife
Crotona Park, Bronx, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hundreds of animal species call New York City parks their home. Learn how animals such as birds, squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, and others survive in our urban environment while searching for some of these species. Program is hosted by NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information.


Thursday, August 4

Live from the Field
Online Program, 2:00 p.m.

This weekly event series will give you a behind the scenes look into the many research and monitoring efforts conducted in Hudson River Park. Tune in on Instagram Live @HudsonRiverPark on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. for Live from the Field. Program is hosted by Hudson River Park’s River Project. Please visit their website for more information.


Saturday, August 6

Introduction to Birdwatching Walk
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you! Learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit Prospect Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Program is hosted by the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit the Alliance’s website for more information.