13th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Bike Tour of Rockaway
Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a bike tour of the Rockaways. Help us celebrate spring by going outside and exploring New York City together by bike. We will meet at the RISE Center and explore some of the local neighborhoods of Rockaway. Along the way, we will meet local neighbors and explore this unique coastal community. […]
16th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Polar Bear C02 Earth Day Bike Ride
Polar Bear CO2 Earth Day Bike Ride Sunday April 16th, 4pm Union Square North Come celebrate Earth Day on your bicycle dressed up as your favorite animal with Time’s Up and CO2 Green Drive. As we know earth day is every day. Let’s celebrate and support New York City’s new sustainable infrastructure, bike lanes, greenways and auto-free […]
8th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
History of Urban Development and Architecture
Explore the rich history of NYC’s Civic Center area, highlighting its urban planning and development and its architecture. From City Hall Park to Foley Square, to Police Plaza and Chatham Green, this tour includes exterior visits to City Hall, Tweed Courthouse, Surrogate Court, Municipal Building, International Trade Court, Javits Federal Building, the Department of Health, […]
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water. For this dune planting we will be restoring native plants to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the East End of the Rockaways. Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this event. Dress accordingly. Registration […]
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families
Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms. Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty! Purchase worm bin materials from us ($10 material fee), and we’ll help you set […]
11th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Inwood Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young forest in Inwood Hill Park! Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices as well as invasive vegetation identification and removal techniques for vines, multi-flora rose, and wineberry. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.
1st Feb-20th Apr 2017
Event Registration Open for 2017 Canal Clean Sweep
The NYS Canal Corporation and Parks & Trails New York need your help for the annual Canal Clean Sweep. Last year’s event was a great success, but we want to make this year’s Clean Sweep even bigger! Most of this year’s event will take place Friday-Sunday, April 21–23, Earth Day weekend. Besides being a great way to […]
29th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Winter Walk at Pelham Bay Park
Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of New York City’s largest park. This diverse 2,700-acre park has plentiful forest and wetland natural areas and is home to significant wildlife. Ecologically speaking, Pelham Bay Park is the southern tip of New England and has characteristics quite distinct from […]
28th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Fireside Chats: What is Home?
As part of A Night of Philosophy & Ideas, BPL and Prospect Park Alliance present this first in a series of monthly community conversations set around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park. The conversations will be facilitated by Casey Burke from Breaking Ground, with performances by Vlada Tomova and Chris Rael. Breaking Ground’s […]
22nd Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Fall Soil Health Workshop
Autumn is here and it’s time to put the garden to sleep for the season. Join QBG Farm staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application.
27th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Winter on a Flatbush Farm
Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th century farming village of Flatbush. Learn how to make a candle, watch a master spinster spin wool thread, and enjoy Dutch treats made at our outdoor hearth from a Lefferts family recipe. St. Nicholas will visit at 3 pm. RSVP here!
2nd Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Black Gotham Walking Tour
Journey to New York City’s early history—the colonial mandate by British governors—as Black Gotham founder Kamau Ware guides participants on an evening tour of how the historic actions of policymakers controlled the lives of the first black New Yorkers. Discover the laws, conspiracies, and rebellions that influenced the expanding colony along lines of slavery, class, […]
30th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Celebrate Halloween in Central Park
Bring the whole family to celebrate Halloween in Central Park at Central Park Conservancy’s annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla. Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving, a costume parade, the pumpkin flotilla, and more! This year’s event will include a live bat demonstration by the Organization for Bat Conservation. This event is free and open to […]
29th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Remember Sandy: A Waterfront Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
When Superstorm Sandy blew into New York City on October 29 2012, it fractured much of the region’s critical urban infrastructure and revealed significant social, economic and political fault lines across the city. Storm surge poured into power plants and disabled New York City’s water and transit systems, and in the wake of the floods […]
16th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Stop 'N' Swap® Brooklyn
Need to get rid of some clutter? Or maybe you're just looking for some interesting finds. At Stop 'N' Swap®, take recycling to a new level, and let you're unused items become treasures for someone else!
15th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Aki Matsuri: Japanese Fall Celebration of the Steinhardt Maple Collection
Enjoy a pleasant walk with family and friends, through the beautiful collection of maple trees at the New York Botanical Garden.
8th-30th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants. Enjoy a stunning exhibition of these carefully trained flowers in the Haupt Conservatory.
7th-8th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Central Park Moonlight Ride
A fun, relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park highlighting its beautiful ponds, waterways, vistas, and structures.