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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 81–90 out of 261 events
from August 31, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sep17

Wildflower Meadow Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria…
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Sep18

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Category: Nature
Free!

Sep18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep18

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep19

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

Sep19

The Buzz About Bees

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Visit the beehives in The Battery and learn about the ways in which bees live, work, and play.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Tours, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep19

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep19

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

at Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep19

Family Art Project: Caterpillar Sock Puppets

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Legend has it that the size of the colored sections of the woolly bear caterpillar can help forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep19

Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Category: Nature
Free!

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