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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 196 events
from October 6, 2015 to January 8, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Category: Nature, History, Tours


Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Must See

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


Outdoor Skills: Knot Tying

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks about knot tying that can help you when out in nature, or even in your daily life. All programs are family-friendly, but recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.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

Nov 1

Fall Foliage Photography

at Von Briesen Parking Lot (in Von Briesen Park), Staten Island

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

Nov 1

Moses Mountain Hike

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a jaunt to Moses Mountain to experience the forest in its full fall glory and enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view and look for birds of prey.
Category: Birding, Nature, Fall Foliage, Hiking

Must See
Nov 1

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This program focuses on local animals that primarily come out at night.
Category: Nature, Kids

Must See

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Nov 3

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 4, 2015

Nov 4

Midweek Bird and Natural History Walk

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We'll be on the lookout for migrating landbirds in the wooded areas and for waterfowl along the shores of Raritan Bay in New York State’s southernmost park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Waterfront, Hiking

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