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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 91–100 out of 355 events
from July 28, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

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!

Aug 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Aug 8

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
Aug 8

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!

Aug 8

Workshop: Natural Dyeing

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn how to take the otherwise inedible plants in your garden and dye various fibers.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature
Free!

Aug 8

Artists Talk: Wrath–Force of Nature

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Curators lead a discussion with artists about the ideas behind their work and how they frame natural occurrences through the lens of emotion, observation or allegory.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks

Aug 8

Storytime & Craft

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Familty Camping at Pelham Bay Park

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 7/29
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Family Camping at High Rock Park

at High Rock Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond. Participants are selected by lottery to enter, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 7/29
Category: Nature
Free!

Aug 8

Perseid Meteor Shower

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your…
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

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