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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 261 events
from March 6, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mar 8

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.
Category: Nature

Mar 8

Family Art Project: Tree-Ring Mandalas

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
As a tree grows, it produces a new ring of visible growth each year, creating a beautiful, mandala-like pattern of its life history. How old are you? Use special papers and natural…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 8

Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Category: Nature, Fitness
Free!

Mar 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 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

Mar 8

Fire Making Skills

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

1:00 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 8

Family Walk: Signs of Spring

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Find early signs of spring budding all around Wave Hill's gardens and woodlands.
Category: Nature, Tours

Mar 8

Indoor Gardening Workshop: Start Your Summer Veggies Indoors

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Indoor Gardening Workshop: Start your Summer Veggies Indoors Sunday, March 8, 1:30 to 2:30pm Fee: $6 Advanced registration required - register at…
Category: Education, Nature

Mar 8

FrogWatch USA Training

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Become a citizen scientist and discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls. Frog Watch USA is a nationwide…
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Volunteer
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 8

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mar 9

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.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!

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