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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 482 events
from July 3, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jul 5

Kid's Tide Pool Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Kids of all ages will get the opportunity to explore the small tide pools of Orchard Beach.
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Moderate Nature Exploration Hike

at Wilde and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Moderate hikes feature longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 5

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Jul 5

Plover Day

at Beach 59th St & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover one of New York City's endangered species: The Piping Plover! Partake in family-friendly games, crafts, and educational activities to raise awareness of this amazing shorebird.
Category: Birding, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Groove on the grassy hill as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs with her enchanting voice to share her wisdom about everything from the bugs in Central Park to…
Category: Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Hudson River Canoe Adventure (Advanced)

at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a journey down the Hudson River by canoe to see a side of New York City that few get the chance to see.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Jul 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!

Jul 5

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids

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