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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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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Jun 8

Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Community Volunteer Day Sunday, June 8, 10am to 1pm Free admission Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff,…
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jun 8

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
Jun 8

Rose Garden Festival

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration…
Category: Nature, Festivals

Jun 8

Rose Walk at LaGuardia Corner Gardens

at LaGuardia Corner Community Garden, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Please enjoy a self-guided tour of more than fifty different rose plants nestled among its lovingly tended varieties of annuals and perennials.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Jun 8

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

Jun 8

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jun 8

Basic Canoeing

at Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add…
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Jun 8

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!

Jun 8

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

at Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.
Category: Birding, Nature, Games, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 8

History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids

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