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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 484 events
from May 7, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May16

Owl Pellets

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Using the park as our laboratory, get a chance to dissect a real owl pellet while learning more about these mysterious raptors.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May16

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!

May16

Butterfly Project NYC: Native Plant Share

at Grove Hill Learning Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.
Category: Nature
Free!

May16

For The Birds Festival: A Celebration of All Things Avian

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day of guided bird walks, lectures, art, photography, literature, film screenings, children's activities, and more.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Art, Festivals, Kids, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

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!

May16

Fleece Festival

at Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society for a weekend of fleece fun at Lefferts Historic House and the Prospect Park Zoo.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, History, Kids

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May17

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

May17

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Greenbelt Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (South)

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Starting from High Rock Park to continue our exploration of the Blue trail. This hike will take us through Southwest LaTourette to the Greenbelt Nature Center. After a short rest…
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

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