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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 121–130 out of 170 events
from October 13, 2015 to January 8, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Food Scrap Drop-Off

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
We want to use your food scraps to make compost and grow veggies at the Van Cortlandt Park Garden and Compost Site. This site will be operated by the NYC Compost Project hosted by The…
Category: Nature

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Veterans Day

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for Veterans Day programming at Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Center.
Category: Birding, Nature, Games, History, Kids

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Friday, November 13, 2015


Green Girls After School Program

at IS 204. 36th Avenue and 28th Street. Long Island City.

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Green Girls is an innovative program that inspires early adolescents to excel as environmental scientists, media artists and stewards of New York City’s precious natural…
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

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Saturday, November 14, 2015


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


Highbridge River Walk

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Take a walk over the High Bridge with expert naturalist Mike Feller! Then search for plants, insects, birds, and some of Manhattan's last remaining freshwater seeps and springs.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Talks, High Bridge, Hiking

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Get Active Hiking III: Seven Wonders Tour

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hike Van Cortlandt Park's many trails while learning about the natural history of the area with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.
Category: Nature, Tours, Hiking


Birding: Raptor Migration

at Shore Parkway and Rabbi Block Street (in Calvert Vaux Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature


Fall Foliage Hike: Cass Gallagher Trail

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Category: Nature, Fall Foliage, Hiking


High Rock History Hike

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Go back in time with Greenbelt educators to learn about some of the natural and cultural history of High Rock and the surrounding area.
Category: Nature, History, Hiking


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

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