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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 61–70 out of 364 events
from June 30, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul11

Paddling 101 (Basic)

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn to paddle with the Rangers and then use your new skills to explore the shores and learn about life at the lake.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Jul11

Saltwater Fishing

at 135th Street Entrance (in ), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided and most programs are first come, first served.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Jul11

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
Jul11

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!

Jul11

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul11

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul11

Workshop: Medicinal Herbs

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
In this hands-on medicine making class we will focus on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature
Free!

Jul11

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Moderate hikes feature longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul11

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:45 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, History, Tours
Free!

Jul11

Fun on the Farm

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance staff take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water.
Category: Nature

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