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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 41–50 out of 359 events
from October 9, 2015 to June 17, 2016
in Education (x) category

Saturday, October 17, 2015


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


Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir

at Main Entrance

8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join the Brooklyn Bird Club on a bird watching tour around the Reservoir and learn about the fall migration. For more information call (718) 235-4462.
Category: Accessible, Birding, Education, Nature, Tours

Must See

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours


Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This workshop will come together every third Saturday to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques.
Category: Education, Talks


Morgan Powell Tribute Walk and Tree Dedication

at United Community Centers - East New York Farms Project (in ), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Along the way we'll see greenhouses from the inside out, watch bees take flight from their beehives, and understand the construction of chicken coops and composting systems.
Category: Education, History, Kids, Tours, Talks, Seniors

Best For

Fall Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Kick off the fall season at King Manor Museum as you watch an early American cooking demonstration, churn butter, create apple cider and make crafts inspired by autumn.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Kids, Food, Fall Festivals

Best For

Honey Extraction Demonstration

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
How do bees make honey? How do we collect it? Help us extract and bottle honey from our resident honeybees.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Food, Talks

Best For

Bike New York Presents Learn to Ride-Adults Class

at Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
With Bike New York's safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Category: Accessible, Education, Sports, Learn To Ride


Hives and Honey Information Session

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Try on beekeeping gear, peek inside an empty hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Food, Talks, Seniors, Fall Festivals

Best For

Open House New York: The Historic Houses of Conference House Park

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
As part of the citywide Open House NY Weekend, the Conference House, the Henry Hogg Biddle House, and the William H. Rutan House will be open for self-guided interior tours.
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours, Seniors

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