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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 530 events
from April 27, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1

Night Lights at Wave Hill

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be…
Category: Nature, Art

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2

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

May 2

It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning around the park. Volunteers will help rake the leaves. Enjoy a day with the Friends of…
Category: Accessible, Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 2

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
May 2

Birding: Ospreys

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

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

Must See
Event
May 2

Tree Giveaway

at GreenThumb Compound, Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
GreenThumb and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are teaming up to bring you free trees as part of the Million TreesNYC initiative!
Category: Nature
Free!

May 2

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
May 2

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
Free!

May 2

Discover Freshkills Park: Jane's Walk

at St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and discuss the development of new capital projects at Freshkills Park!
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Seniors
Free!

May 2

Resident Green Committee Summit

at Williamsburg Community Center, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The day will include keynote speakers, a variety of environmental workshops, a raffle, a green organization fair, a delicious catered lunch, and many surprises!
Category: Nature
Free!

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