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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 21–30 out of 342 events
from July 5, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul11

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!

Jul11

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

Jul11

Bronx Forest Trail Work & Forest Clean Up

at Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will drag brush and install seed to close unnecessary trails, and help formalize a single loop trail through the woodland.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jul11

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!

Jul11

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: Come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estaury! Waterproof gear and footwear recommended.
Category: Nature, Kids, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

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Jul11

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!

Jul11

GreenThumb Workshop: Tea for 2 Billion Organisms

at Moravian Churches Community Garden, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Jul11

Paddling 101 (Basic)

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn to paddle with the Rangers and then use your new skills to explore the shores and learn about life at the lake.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Jul11

Saltwater Fishing

at 135th Street Entrance (in ), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided and most programs are first come, first served.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Jul11

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!

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