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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 1–10 out of 462 events
from May 22, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Friday, May 22, 2015

May22

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

May22

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Category: Nature, Art, Seniors
Free!

May22

Night Lights at Wave Hill

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be…
Category: Nature, Art

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May23

Bird Watching Around Strack Pond

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May23

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

May23

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

May23

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Fitness, Games, Kids, Food

Best For
Kids
May23

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Category: Education, Nature, Fishing
Free!

May23

Seasonal Explorers: Sensational Spring

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Get to know the outdoors this spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist…
Category: Nature, Kids, Hiking

Best For
Kids
May23

GreenThumb Workshop: Beneficial Insects

at Tranquility Garden, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Want to attract native bees, butterflies and other pollinators? Come and learn how to do so.
Category: Nature
Free!

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