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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 241–250 out of 276 events
from August 29, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct24

Nature Hike in Freshkills Park

at Schmul Park, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an October guided hike through Freshkills Park.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct24

?Creepy Crawly Halloween

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!
Category: Nature, Kids, Halloween
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct25

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Central Park Conservancy staff and the NYC Audubon Society.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct25

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
Oct25

?Creepy Crawly Halloween

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!
Category: Nature, Kids, Halloween
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, October 26, 2015

Oct26

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oct27

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!

Oct27

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, Tours
Free!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Oct28

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

Oct28

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!

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