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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 732 events
from May 5, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 14

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.
Join Prospect Park Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 14

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

May 14

Nature Exploration

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 14

Cherry Blossom Festival

at Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Set along the backdrop of the Hell Gate Bridge and the Urban Farm, the fest welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Sports, Food, Cherry Blossom Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
May 14

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 14

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, Tours

May 14

Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Want to learn more about food chains and food webs and how owls survive in the parks? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15

New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park

at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 15

Yoga at Wave Hill

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are…
Category: Nature, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors

May 15

Kids Salamander Exploration

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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