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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 390 events
from April 2, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Apr18

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr18

Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature as we walk through the park.
Category: Nature
Free!

Apr18

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!

Apr18

Central Park Arches and Bridges North

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the views of the iconic arches and bridges of Central Park's northern end
Category: Nature, History
Free!

Apr18

Ranger's Choice: Camping Skills Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.
NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Take a moment out of your busy schedule and relax by a campfire.…
Category: Nature
Free!

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Event
Apr18

Spring Bird and Wildflower Walk

at Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore the ephemeral beauty of spring wildflowers at Wolfe’s Pond Park, Research Associate Ray Matarazzo, and Curator of Science, Will Lenihan.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

Apr18

Ranger's Choice: Composting Workshop

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Learn the various forms of composting techniques and make your own take-home worm bin. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 8th.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr18

Spring Sprouts

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Volunteer

Best For
Kids

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Apr19

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

Apr19

Central Park: 59th St. Pond Discovery Walk for Families

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around Central Park's 59th St. Pond and learn together through hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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