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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 51–60 out of 431 events
from March 29, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apr 7

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.
Category: Nature

Apr 7

Outdoor Adventures: Snug Harbor

at Building H (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Explore Staten Island's Snug Harbor, a cultural center and botanical garden, on this nature hike.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 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

Apr 7

Spring Break at Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Kids Week Bronx: All About Fish

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

1:00 p.m.
Today's topic is all about fish. Become an ichthyologist and discover all of the fascinating adaptations of aquatic creatures.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Kids Week Brooklyn: Birding for Kids

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

1:00 p.m.
Today is birding for kids. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out observing birds in the parks.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Kids Week Brooklyn: Colonial Games

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

1:00 p.m.
Today step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Kids Week Queens: Native American Games

at Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.
Hone your five senses and enjoy testing your skills playing Native American games.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Kids Week Staten Island: Rocks and Geology

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

1:00 p.m.
Today is all about rocks and geology. Explore the park and strengthen your geologist skills while we observe and study rocks.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Kids Week Manhattan: Rocks and Geology

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

2:00 p.m.
Today is all about rocks and geology. Let's explore, examine, and climb a rock or two. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and become geologists for the day.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

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