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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 121–130 out of 302 events
from October 13, 2015 to January 8, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours


Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop

at Cloisters Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The workshop will cover planning a sketch, perspective, and basic watercolor techniques. No experience is required and all supplies will be provided.
Category: Nature, Art, Fall Foliage

Monday, October 19, 2015


Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours, Fall Foliage, Seniors


Food Scrap Drop-Off

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
We want to use your food scraps to make compost and grow veggies at the Van Cortlandt Park Garden and Compost Site. This site will be operated by the NYC Compost Project hosted by The…
Category: Nature

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Midweek Bird and Natural History Walk

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We will hike to the top of Moses Mt., which offers a large expanse of sky that is perfect for viewing migrating hawks and other raptors.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, Hiking

Must See

Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park – Developing Great Events and Programs

at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do…
Category: Education, Volunteer, Talks


Public Meeting on Staten Island's Shoreline Parks Plan

at 185 Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park), Staten Island

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join Friends of Kivlehan Park and learn more about the Shoreline Parks Plan for the redevelopment of the shoreline parks on the eastern shore of Staten Island. Provide your input to…
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Talks, Waterfront

Must See

Friday, October 23, 2015


It's My Park at Saw Mill Playground

at Saw Mill Playground, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join Friends of Saw Mill Playground to spread wood chips around the trees, and rake the lawn area of the park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park


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

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