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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.

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from March 6, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Mar 7

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.
Category: Nature

Mar 7

Family Art Project: Tree-Ring Mandalas

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
As a tree grows, it produces a new ring of visible growth each year, creating a beautiful, mandala-like pattern of its life history. How old are you? Use special papers and natural…
Category: Nature, Art, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 7

Grow to Learn and Greenthumb School Supply Giveaway

at GreenThumb Compound, Queens

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Stop by our annual spring supply giveaway to pick up tools, gloves, and other materials for working with kids in the garden!
Category: Nature
Free!

Mar 7

Birding: Winter Birds

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
We offer birding programs throughout the year, but now is a great time of year to observe species which live in NYC Parks during the winter.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Mar 7

Nature's Workshop: Nature's Music

at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.
Learn about what trees and natural materials are used to build modern day and tribal musical instruments. Participants will construct an authentic Native American Instrument.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 7

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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Mar 7

Nature Exploration Hike

at Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Mar 7

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Discover secret spots on the park's west side: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Mar 7

The Night Sky

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Category: Nature, Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mar 8

Spring Birding

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Observe the plants, insects, and habitats that make it an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours
Free!

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