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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 339 events
from October 1, 2014 to December 6, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct11

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

Oct11

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

at Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Oct11

Astronomy: Sun Spotting

at B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

11:00 a.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to explore the sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar…
Category: Nature, Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct11

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct11

How to Start a Seed Savers' Library

at Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Please join the Weeksville Heritage Center and learn the basics of setting up and organizing a seed library, which can range from a small box to a large room.
Category: Nature
Free!

Oct11

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse at the 22nd Little Red Lighthouse Festival! Including tours of the lighthouse with the Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, History, Tours, Food, Waterfront, Fall Festivals, Fishing
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct11

Open House NY: Self Guided Tours of Conference House Park's Historic Houses

at H.H. Biddle House- 70 Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
As part of the citywide Open House NY Weekend, the Conference House, the Henry Hogg Biddle House, and the William H. Rutan House will be open for self-guided interior tours.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Fall Foliage, Talks, Open House New York
Free!

Oct11

NYC Compost Project: Intermediate Composting

at West Brighton Community Garden, Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Want to learn how to make compost? Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden for a composting workshop. Topics include what to compost,…
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Oct11

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct11

The Revitalization of Prospect Cemetery and the Chapel of the Sisters

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Prospect Cemetery is the oldest family burial ground in Queens, and one of the oldest in New York City, dating from at least 1668.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Tours, Talks, Seniors
Free!

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