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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 11–20 out of 435 events
from May 27, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May30

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

May30

Great New York City Fish Count

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Become a scientist for the day and learn the richness of the Hudson River! How many and what species fish will we collect as we pull our nets through the Hudson? How will…
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May30

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Fitness, Games, Kids, Food

Best For
Kids
May30

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May30

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, North Woods (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
May30

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Category: Education, Nature, Fishing
Free!

May30

Family Art Project: Telling Nature and Family Stories

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Led by visiting artist and performance artist Jesus Benavente and Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel, we celebrate storytelling at the Family Art Project and in our own lives.…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May30

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May30

Freshwater Fishing

at Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

May30

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!

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