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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 401 events
from March 26, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apr 8

Kids Week Staten Island: Pond Exploration

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Explore the Blue Heron pond and enjoy learning about the fascinating invertebrates found just below the surface. Be prepared to get your hands wet.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Kids Week Manhattan: Insects

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.
Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist for a day and learn why all insects are bugs but not necessarily all bugs are insects.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Artist Talk with Alan Messer In Conjunction with Exhibition: Conserving Our City of Nature

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year.…
Category: Accessible, Birding, Education, Nature, Art, History, Talks
Free!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Apr 9

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in Battery Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr 9

Kids Week Manhattan: Music Found in Nature

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.
Today is all about music found in nature. Let's explore the park focusing on the sounds of birds, trees, water, and maybe even make some music of our own.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.
Category: Nature

Apr 9

Conference House Park Nature Hike

at Visitor’s Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Visitor’s Center on Satterlee Street for this all ages nature hikes with your guide Will Lenihan. Wear sturdy shoes and sun block.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

Apr 9

Spring Break at Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration Hike

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

1:00 p.m.
Today enjoy a nature exploration hike through the woods of Van Cortlandt Park. The forest floor is a fascinating place to explore and discover.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Kids Week Brooklyn: Outdoor Skills for Kids

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

1:00 p.m.
Do you know about proper hiking gear? Do you want to learn how to use a compass? These are just examples of the type of skills you may learn to accomplish during this program.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids

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