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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 41–50 out of 300 events
from February 14, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Friday, February 19, 2016

Feb 19

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

Feb 19

Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Brooklyn: Cordage and Knot Tying

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bowline, square, and slips are just some of the knots you may learn how to tie.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Blue Heron Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Queens: Winter Wildlife Hike

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your hiking shoes on and let's explore the woods of Alley Pond Park. While searching for wildlife, learn all about their unique adaptations and how they survive the winter.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 19

Kids Week Manhattan: Animal Tracking Hike

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Looking for signs and tracks of animals is the best way to learn more about them, and maybe even observe them.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feb 20

Birding: Eagles

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs…
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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Event
Feb 20

Behind the Lens: Discover Highbridge Park

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Mike will discuss strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and demonstrate the use of a large format film camera.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Feb 20

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.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!

Feb 20

Winter Tree ID

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

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