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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 1–10 out of 2,415 events
from January 14, 2012 (x) to November 22, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jan 13

Art Workshop: Nature Photography - Session 1

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this workshop photographer Benjamin Swett turns Wave Hill's Toscanini Room into an indoor studio to give students a chance to practice their compositional skills.
Category: Nature, Art, Film

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jan 17

Seasonal Explorers: Winter Wonders

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Warm up this winter season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three…
Category: Nature, Kids

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Kids
Jan 17

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!

Jan 17

Finding Your Way: Maps and Compasses

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world,…
Category: Nature
Free!

Jan 17

Nature Exploration: Hunter Island

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

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Jan 17

Behind The Scenes Greenhouse Tour

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Venture through closed doors for a behind-the-scenes tour of Wave Hill’s horticulture facilities. Peek inside the potting shed, preview the South African bulbs getting ready for…
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jan 18

Family Art Project: Freedom Quilts

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, we explore symbols of peace related to nature. Discover some of the techniques used in African American quilts, and then make your own tapestry…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 18

Finding Your Way

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world,…
Category: Nature
Free!

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Event
Jan 18

Birding: Winter BIrds

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs…
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

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Event
Jan 18

Winter Workspace Workshop: Ink and Color - A Gongbi-Inspired Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Gongbi, a traditional style of Chinese painting, relies on highly detailed brushstrokes to produce a realistic image. Learn how Winter Workspace artist Fay Ku uses this style in her…
Category: Nature, Art

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