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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 343 events
from July 30, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug15

Intermediate Canoeing

at Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Intermediate canoe programs are great for those with some prior experience. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug15

GreenThumb Workshop: Container Gardening

at Hornaday Community Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Making the most out of every inch of available ground is essential for urban gardeners. Window boxes and containers are the perfect solution when you’re short on growing space.…
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Aug15

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
Aug15

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!

Aug15

Lecture: 'The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough'

at Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the official Bronx historian Lloyd Ultan and Ms. Shelly Olson on a discussion about their latest publication The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York’s City’s Beautiful Borough.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Aug15

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug15

Family Camping at Prospect Park

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are chosen by lottery, to enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on August 5th.
Category: Nature
Free!

Aug15

The Night Sky

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night sky programs use the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug16

Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for kids in this registration-required summer program.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Freshwater Fishing

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Most fishing programs are first-come, first-served.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

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