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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, August 17, 2013

Aug17

Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other "unintentional" plants in tandem with human…
Category: Education, Nature, Art

Aug17

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Aug17

Cleaning Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores at Westerleigh Park.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug17

Forest Restoration at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join staff removing invasive plants and restoring trails.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug17

Catch & Release Fishing

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must…
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Family Art Project-Flutter with the Butterflies at Wave Hill

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Flutter with the Butterflies. See them and sketch them, flying and sipping at their favorite flowers, then make a butterfly hat to wear as you sail across the landscape.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Festival De Las Flores

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Come see the Colombian floral artisans who are coming to New York for the Festival de las Flores as they assemble their unique creations.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Kids

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Event
Aug17

New York City’s Threatened and Endangered Shore Birds

at Beach 50th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks…
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Waterfront
Free!

Aug17

Seining the River Wild

at Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a 20-foot seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters. RSVP is required for this…
Category: Education, Nature, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Aug17

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Conservancy Volunteer Opportunities

at Terrace Promenade North (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Chip in for park improvement projects.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

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