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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 31–40 out of 511 events
from July 7, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul11

It's My Park at Claremont Park

at Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Jul11

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to the park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Jul11

It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Jul11

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!

Jul11

GreenThumb Workshop: Tea for 2 Billion Organisms

at Moravian Churches Community Garden, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Jul11

Paddling 101 (Basic)

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn to paddle with the Rangers and then use your new skills to explore the shores and learn about life at the lake.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Jul11

Saltwater Fishing

at 135th Street Entrance (in ), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided and most programs are first come, first served.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Jul11

Training and Mapping 7/11

at "The New York Botanical Garden Bronx Green-Up 2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458" We will meet at the Moshulu Gate entrance to NYBG, across the street from Metro North Botanical Garden station.

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Category: Volunteer, TreesCount! 2015
Free!

Jul11

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
Jul11

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!

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