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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 441 events
from March 27, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Apr 9

Kids Week Manhattan: Music Found in Nature

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.
Let's explore the park focusing on the sounds of birds, trees, water, and maybe even make some music of our own.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

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

Best For
Kids

Friday, April 10, 2015

Apr10

Kids Week Manhattan: All About Conservation

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.
Do you recycle? Are you an environmental steward? Learn what you can do to help your local park and the natural world and become a Conservation Ranger.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr10

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

Apr10

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr10

Spring Break at Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr10

Kids Week Bronx: Birding

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

1:00 p.m.
Today's topic is birding. Whether you are a beginner or a long time birdwatcher, spring migration is always an energetic time to explore the parks and observe our avian friends.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr10

Kids Week Brooklyn: Eco Scavenger Hunt

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

1:00 p.m.
Can you find the herring gull, or spot a sumac? Enjoy exploring the trails of Marine Park while searching for the items on the hunt list.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr10

Kids Week Queens: Urban Wildlife

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.
Today is all about urban wildlife. Did you know NYC is home to more than just rats and squirrels? Learn all about the fascinating wildlife we share our parks with.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr10

Kids Week Staten Island: Orienteering for Kids

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Today's topic is orienteering for kids. Practice your map reading skills and prepare to explore the park.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

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