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

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

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!

Jun 6

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
Jun 6

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

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!

Jun 6

Compost with Red Wigglers

at Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Want to start recycling your food waste at home? Join us at Dorothy Strelsin Communuity Garden as we dive into composting indoors using a worm bin. Participants will get to explore the…
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Go Greenpoint! Greenpoint Festival

at McCarren Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The event includes education with schools, community groups, and companies displaying research or art projects that will enhance our appreciation and understanding of our environment.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Annual Bronx River Festival: Hello Herring

at 180th Street & Boston Road (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This festival will include an animal show, music, free community paddles, a ramble tour, live performances, and more.
Category: Education, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, History, Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden.
Category: Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

Jun 6

Plants We Eat: Tour & Activity

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the Garden and explore plant parts, identify their functions, and discover which of these parts we eat.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Propagating Seeds

at Aberdeen Street Community Garden, Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Propagating your own seeds is a timeless way to keep food traditions alive, reduce materials costs, and to promote and protect biodiversity and food sovereignty.
Category: Nature
Free!

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