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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 474 events
from July 31, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for kids in this registration-required summer program.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Summer Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours

Aug 9

Seining

at Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Aug 9

Family Art Project: Sounds of Nature

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Make a simple drum to experience the force of sound, or a wind chime to test out breezes, and get in tune as we join Bronx based musical troupe ¡Retumba!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature

Aug 9

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Aug 9

Trail of the Month: Pink Trail (William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge)

at Native Plant Center, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Peruse the Pink Trail on this slower-paced, interpretative hike through the northwestern portion of the Greenbelt which borders Freshkills Park.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug 9

GreenThumb Workshop: Feed the Soil, Not the Plants

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to use compost to improve your plants' soil.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Aug 9

Family Performance Festival: Butterfly Boogie

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Think bugs are gross? Think again! We’ll take you on a 3,000-mile adventure and show you why they’re actually the coolest creatures around. The musical, interactive…
Category: Concerts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Intermediate Canoeing

at Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Intermediate canoe programs are great for those with prior canoe experience. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug 9

Basic Canoeing

at Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

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