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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 548 events
from April 19, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Apr19

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

Apr19

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.
Category: Nature

Apr19

Central Park: 59th St. Pond Discovery Walk for Families

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around Central Park's 59th St. Pond and learn together through hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus,and decomposition.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Soarin' Over Staten Island

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Half hawk watch, half kite festival, and all fun! A windy spring weekend is the perfect time to head to the top of Freshkills Park’s North Park and look for migrant hawks.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Art, Festivals, Kids, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Seniors
Free!

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Event
Apr19

Earth Day in Union Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Events in Union Square include an exhibit on sharing economy, information on local businesses, a green travel exhibition, kids' activities and entertainment, live music & entertainment.
Category: Education, Nature, Games, Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Earth Day at Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration featuring fishing lessons, performances, a parade, and raptor meet and greet.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Fishing
Free!

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Event
Apr19

Spring Sprouts

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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