Events

Upcoming Events

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 disease, known as the coronavirus, a pandemic. During this time, we ask that all New Yorkers use additional precautions to protect their health and safety and that of those around them, including practicing social distancing.

Many events being held around the city and in parks are being canceled or rescheduled. Before attending, please check with the organizing group to confirm. 

 

Saturday, December 19 

Bird Walk 
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 

Explore Van Cortlandt Park's ecologically diverse grounds and celebrate a long tradition of birding in the park. We will look for various species of resident and migratory birds and discuss a wide range of avian topics. Each walk will be led by a New York City Audubon guide. Registration is required. Attendance is limited. Attendees are required to wear masks and follow social distancing protocols while at the event. Program is hosted by the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and New York City Audubon. Please visit their website to register and for more information. 


Christmas Bird Count 
High Rock Park, Staten Island, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 

Participate in a citizen science project and go bird watching with the Urban Park Rangers. We will be hiking the trails and counting and logging how many different birds we find throughout the park, which will contribute to a total count of birds on Staten Island for this annual event. Registration is required. Program is hosted by NYC Parks' Urban Park Rangers and Greenbelt Conservancy. Please visit their website to register and for more information. 


Birding: Bald Eagle Watch 
Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please note: Outdoor programs are being offered with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. Program is hosted by NYC Parks' Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information. 


Seal Watch 
Orchard Beach, Bronx, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the Long Island Sound. You may be surprised to find that what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal. Please note: Outdoor programs are being offered with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. Program is hosted by NYC Parks' Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information. 


Sunday, December 20 

Birding: Winter Waterfowl 
Bush Terminal Piers, Brooklyn, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please note: Outdoor programs are being offered with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. Program is hosted by NYC Parks' Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information. 


Birding: Winter Waterfowl 
Central Park, Manhattan, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please note: Outdoor programs are being offered with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. Program is hosted by NYC Parks' Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information. 


Saturday, December 26 

Birding: Bald Eagle Watch 
Riverdale Park, Bronx, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please note: Outdoor programs are being offered with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. Program is hosted by NYC Parks' Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information.