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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 349 events
from July 7, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.
Category: Education, Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Aug 7

Fantastic Friday: Make a Hummingbird Feeder

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
Search for these colorful fast flyers, then make a hummingbird feeder to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

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, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

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!

Aug 8

Highbridge River Walk

at Highbridge Park, Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for an exploration of the flora and fauna along the Highbridge Park sections of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.
Category: Education, Nature, High Bridge
Free!

Aug 8

Co-op City Historic Walking Tour

at Barnes and Noble, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
There are some surprising secret places in this part of the Bronx. Come explore Co-op City and surrounding neighborhoods.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Fitness, History, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Hiking

Aug 8

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
Free!

Aug 8

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

Aug 8

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

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!

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