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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 653 events
from April 26, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Apr26

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

Apr26

Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge 5K Race

at Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Apr26

New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park

at Columbus Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park), Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Calling all park lovers! Help the New York Junior League revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Apr26

Fort Tryon Park Celebrate Earth Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Be a great park steward. Give back to the park that gives to you by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks for a Beautifcation Day.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Apr26

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, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

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
Apr26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 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

Apr26

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr26

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr26

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

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