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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 171–180 out of 201 events
from October 31, 2014 to December 6, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec13

Winter Wildlife Viewing

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.
This time of year is perfect to spot migrating birds and waterfowl which will call our parks home for the winter.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec13

Signs of the Season Saunter

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Search for animal tracks, calling birds, evergreen trees and shrubs, and more as the trails reveal how merry and bright they can be this holiday season.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec13

Inwood Owl Prowl

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

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec13

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

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

7:00 p.m.
The Geminids is one of the best meteor showers in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dec14

Birding

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec14

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.
The Geminids Meteor shower is one of the best in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak!
Category: Nature, Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dec16

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec20

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Dec20

Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the end of fall and look forward to the cozy winter days ahead.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Dec20

Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Winter Weather

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Category: Nature
Free!

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