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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 231–240 out of 313 events
from August 4, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep13

Thomas Jefferson Park to Randall's Island Hike

at First Avenue at 112th Street (in Thomas Jefferson Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy the urban wildlife and landscaping of Thomas Jefferson Park. Then journey along the greenway to Randall's Island to explore the salt marshes and waterside views of the city.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep13

Freshwater Fishing

at 164th Street and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Most programs are first-come, first-served.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sep15

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!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sep16

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 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!

Sep16

Wednesday Night Tours: The Oyster: An Edible History

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.
Category: Nature, Tours

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sep17

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!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep19

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!

Sep19

The Buzz About Bees

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Visit the beehives in The Battery and learn about the ways in which bees live, work, and play.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Tours, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep19

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!

Sep19

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

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