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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 131–140 out of 441 events
from March 28, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Apr15

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Beginning of Our Universe

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Although our observable Universe is almost 14 billion years old, the basis for much of what we see today was laid in the first 400,000 years. In fact, the first tenth of the first…
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, History, Talks
Free!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Apr16

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in Battery Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr16

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

Apr16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 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

Friday, April 17, 2015

Apr17

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Apr18

Ride to Floyd Bennett Field: Jamaica Bay Greenway Guided Bike Tour

at Emmons Avenue and Sheepshead Bay Road, Brooklyn

9:15 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Ride with the NYC DOT, the Regional Plan Association, and the National Park Service to Floyd Bennett Field!
Category: Education, Nature, Fitness, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

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Apr18

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
Apr18

Birding: Spring Migrants

at Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr18

Tree Giveaway

at Red Shed Garden (in ), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
GreenThumb and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are teaming up to bring you free trees as part of the Million TreesNYC initiative!
Category: Nature
Free!

Apr18

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, North Woods (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids

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