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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 151–160 out of 206 events
from October 7, 2015 to January 8, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nov 7

Outdoor Skills: Orienteering and Compasses

at Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. This program focuses on navigation, including compass usage and map-reading.
Category: Education, Nature

Nov 7

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

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 exploring the wildlife in our parks that usually only come out at night.
Category: Nature, Kids

Must See

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Nov 8

Ranger's Choice: Long Island City Parks

at Hallets Cove Playground Entrance (in Hallets Cove Playground), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, please visit on Wednesday, October 28th.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Hiking

Nov 8

Trail of the Month: Red Trail

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for this extensive hike through the Red Trail. We will begin at the Greenbelt Nature Center then visit Heyerdahl Hill, Bucks Hollow, and Richmond Town.
Category: Nature, Hiking

Nov 8

Mount Moses Hike (Vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
This vigorous hike features a long, high-intensity walk to Mount Moses, and includes hills and rugged terrain.
Category: Nature, Hiking

Nov 8

Outdoor Skills: Finding and Purifying Water

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program will teach participants how to locate water in nature and purify it.
Category: Education, Nature

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

Must See

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

Best For

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

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