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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 201 events
from October 7, 2015 to January 8, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oct 7

Free Kids Gardening Classes

at South Brooklyn Childrens Garden, Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Join the South Brooklyn Children's Garden for a weekly free class that runs every Wednesday at 4 p.m. through October 14. The class is for 2 to 5 year olds.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

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Oct 7

Wednesday Night Tours: Composition & Lighting in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Fall

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars. The tour will be led by Brooklyn Bridge Park photographer Alexa Hoyer.
Category: Nature, Tours

Oct 7

CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Moon & Saturn Join AC&F for a lecture by Jaclyn Avidon of the Amateur Astronomers Association Following the lecture we will step onto the rooftop for Skygazing (weather…
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Talks, Seniors, Astronomy

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oct 8

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Oct 9

Green Girls After School Program

at IS 204. 36th Avenue and 28th Street. Long Island City.

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Green Girls is an innovative program that inspires early adolescents to excel as environmental scientists, media artists and stewards of New York City’s precious natural…
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

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Saturday, October 10, 2015


Early Morning Bird Walk

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special, early-morning walk to spot birds in the gardens and woodlands, as well as the skies above Wave Hill.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Fall Foliage, Seniors

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Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature


It's My Park at Oakwood Beach

at Oakwood Beach (in Great Kills Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean along the shorelines of Oakwood Beach.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront


Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront

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