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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.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014


Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Category: Birding, Nature


Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Category: Nature, Volunteer


Conference House Park Invasive Removal

at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.…
Category: Nature, Volunteer


Weird, Wild & Wonderful

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
The New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on unusual plants.
Category: Nature, Art


Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

at Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

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NYC Compost Project: Fall Lawn Care

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Fall Lawn Care Saturday, September 13, 10am to 1pm Fee: $5 per person; registration required - email…
Category: Education, Nature


Explore NYC's Natural Side: Forest Park's Trees and Trails

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
If you are interested in learning about the ecology and rich diversity of NYC parks, please join us for this walk in our series, Explore NYC's Natural Side!…
Category: Education, Nature, Tours


Decorate a Birdhouse

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn more about the birds that visit the Greenbelt (and your yard), then decorate a birdhouse that feathered friends would love to visit.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

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Tree Guard Building Workshop

at W. 150th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Tree Guards not only help protect street trees from vehicle damage, soil compaction, and pet waste, they also look fantastic!
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer


Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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