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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 351 events
from July 30, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

Family Art Project: Marvelous Mushrooms

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Go on a hunt for mushrooms and be inspired to create your own glowing garden with fluorescent paints.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

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!

Aug 1

Idlewild Birding by Canoe Excursion (Advanced)

at Idlewild Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Prior canoe experience is required. Participants are chosen by lottery, register at nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 22
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug 1

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
Aug 1

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Aug 1

Sunny Shadows

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Kids ages 2-4 can explore the natural areas of the Greenbelt through arts and crafts, wading pool fishing, and sprinkler fun.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Workshop: Soap Making

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants in this outdoor soap-making workshop will create their own soaps using a combination of ingredients, including essential oils and a variety of herbs and flowers.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature
Free!

Aug 1

Family Camping at Blue Heron Park

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are selected by lottery, to enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on July 22
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Evening Tree Walk

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 1

Astronomy

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

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