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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 408 events
from June 3, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun13

Family Art Project: Luminous Paper Lanterns

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Cut nature shapes from bright, multicolored tissue paper. Then, with a simple, papier-mâché method, use your cut shapes to make festive lanterns to brighten and make…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun13

Get Active Hiking II

at Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop on the #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet at the last stop of the 1 train for our longest hike at three to four hours long to see all seven wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.
Category: Education, Nature, Fitness, Tours, Outdoor Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun13

Kids Nature Hike (light)

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature.
Category: Nature, Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun13

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!

Jun13

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
Jun13

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun13

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!

Jun13

GreenThumb Workshop: Freshkills Park Walking Tour

at St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Community Gardens in New York City are the result of hard work by the hands of many dedicated people who transform previously neglected spaces into spaces that are beautiful and life…
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun13

Gardening Workshop for Families: Tour & Vegetable Planting

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tour vegetable gardens and learn techniques about urban gardening and farming.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Food

Best For
Kids
Jun13

Saltwater Fishing

at Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road, Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Category: Nature, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

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