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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 21–30 out of 429 events
from March 30, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Apr 5

Central Park: North Woods Discovery Walk for Families

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk through Central Park's North Woods and learn together through hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 5

Nature Exploration Hike (Vigorous)

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.
n Nature Exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Category: Nature
Free!

Apr 5

Kids Nature Hike (light)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature found on the forest floor.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 5

Nature Scavenger Hunt

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.
Get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 5

Spring Break at Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 5

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 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

Apr 5

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr 5

Flax Planting

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for the start of the spring season at Lefferts Historic House, and help them plant their first crop of the season by spreading flax seed.
Category: Education, Nature

Apr 5

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
Apr 5

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!

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