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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 71–80 out of 114 events
from November 23, 2014 to December 6, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dec14

Family Art Project: Colorful Candles and Winter Berries

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto your candle. Add berries and boughs to decorate a candle holder and create a…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec14

Winter's Adornment Family Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
After the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands, led by naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow. Let winter…
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec14

Wave Hill Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec14

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Dec14

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

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

7:00 p.m.
The Geminids Meteor shower is one of the best in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak!
Category: Nature, Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dec15

Arts, Culture & Fun; New Horizons; Exploring Pluto

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The New Horizons spacecraft has been on its way to Pluto since 2006, and will be making its closest approach to the former planet in just 9 short months. Before it gets there, come…
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Talks, Seniors, Astronomy
Free!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dec16

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 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!

Dec16

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dec18

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.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dec19

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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