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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 2,991 events
from March 3, 2012 (x) to December 26, 2015
in Birding (x) & Nature (x) categories

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Apr27

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

Best For
Kids
Apr27

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

Apr27

Hawk Watch at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Parking Lot, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Spring migration is here! Join the Staten Island Museum, Urban Park Rangers and Freshkills Park team for a day of spotting and learning about hawks returning from their winter migration
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr27

Saltwater Fishing

at Beach 54th and Almeda Avenue (in Rockaway Community Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of…
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr27

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Apr27

Earth Day Programming

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about responsible fishing from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids, Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

Celebrate Earth Day with Fort Tryon Park

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park! Featuring performance by the Grand Falloons, Eco craft making with Skraptacular, a puppet show by Swedish Marionnette Puppet…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

The 21st Annual Earthfest Celebration

at Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The day's festivities will kick-off with morning volunteer projects (10am)and follolowed with environmental exhibits, childrens activities and special entertainment.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, Kids, Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

Delving into Isham Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through the park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr27

Insect Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 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: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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