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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 417 events
from May 30, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jun 5

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.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!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

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!

Jun 6

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

Jun 6

Horseshoe Crabs

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 6

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
Jun 6

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
Jun 6

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!

Jun 6

Family Art Project: Weather and Washes Outdoors

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Capture what you see by combining mists of watercolor with stains, splashe, and drips to make an atmospheric vision.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Hike the Heights

at Sunken Playground (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Hike the Heights is an annual community hike and celebration in northern Manhattan parks that promotes the use of the Giraffe Path...
Category: Nature, High Bridge, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 6

Garden Woodworking: Build a Garden Tuteur

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
With master carpenter and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone as your guide, construct your own decorative “tuteur” (pyramidal trellis) to tame your rambunctious vines.
Category: Education, Nature

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