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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 381–390 out of 489 events
from July 28, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep19

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep19

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep19

It's My Park at Soundview Park

at Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer for the Coastal Cleanup Day. We invite you to join in on the fun to help improve the shoreline by removing marine debris.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

Sep19

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? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep19

Bronx River Ramble

at Rosedale and Lacombe Avenue (in Soundview Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River's volunteer historians as they explore three of the borough's waterways: the Bronx River, Pugsley Creek, and Westchester Creek.
Category: Education, Nature, Fitness, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Hiking
Free!

Sep19

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Vigorous hikes are long distance with hills and rugged terrain.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep19

Family Camping at Prospect Park

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
To enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 9.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep19

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers…
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep19

The Night Sky: Constellation Stories

at West 173 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, highlighting the science, history and folklore of the season's constellations.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep20

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Brower Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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