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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 181–190 out of 274 events
from September 4, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oct 7

Wednesday Night Tours: Composition & Lighting in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Fall

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars. The tour will be led by Brooklyn Bridge Park photographer Alexa Hoyer.
Category: Nature, Tours

Oct 7

Arts, Culture & Fun presents: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Moon & Saturn Join AC&F for a lecture by Jaclyn Avidon of the Amateur Astronomers Association Following the lecture we will step onto the rooftop for Skygazing (weather…
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Talks, Seniors, Astronomy
Free!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oct 8

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct 8

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel.
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct10

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
Free!

Oct10

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct10

Bronx River Ramble: Starlight Park

at West Farms #2 Train Station, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the park's pre-history that includes a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon and no less than three unsuccessful attempts to hold a world's fair by the Bronx River.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct10

Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Oct10

Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

at Between Eastwood & Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect wildlife.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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