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Wild NYC is at the other end of your doorstep! Explore New York's urban forests, streams, and wildlife with these fun outdoor activities.

Nature Events

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oct 25

Bird Walk

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

8:00 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…
Free!

Oct 25

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…
Free!

Oct 25

MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day at Raoul Wallenberg Forest

at Raoul Wallenberg Forest at 232 Street (in Riverdale Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This fall's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted.
Free!

Oct 25

MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day at Alley Pond Park (Oakland Ravine)

at Across the Street from 222-18 56th Ave (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This fall's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted.
Free!

Oct 25

MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Day at Clove Lakes Park

at Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This fall's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted.
Free!

Oct 25

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.

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Fall Foliage Walk: Ft Greene Tree Trail

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York…
Free!

Oct 25

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.
Free!

Oct 25

Honey Tasting and Honey Harvest Demonstration

at UCC Youth Farm , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Taste honey from around the neighborhood and the world!
Free!

Oct 25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Oct 25

Halloween Extravaganza at the Conference House

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy bouncy rides, arts and crafts, games, tattoos, photo op’s, magic shows, an aerialist performance, and more.

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, New York. Hear about the…
Free!

Oct 25

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park…
Free!

Oct 25

Halloween in Prospect Park: Creepy Crawly Halloween

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
It's a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and other creatures that are sure to make your skin crawl!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Oct 25

The Night Sky

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oct 26

Birds of the Ridgewood Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join the Brooklyn Bird Club on a fall bird migration walk. Have fun looking for winter sparrows, waterfowl, and raptors such as hawks,falcons and the bald eagle!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 26

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.

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Family Art Project: Hawks Take Flight

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Look for migrating hawks soaring, circling and gliding above the Hudson River. Stretch your arms and sail across the grassy lawns. Then fashion a sailing hawk glider or feathery…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Geology and History of Dyckman Street With Sidney Horenstein

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.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 Dyckman Street
Free!

Oct 26

Birding for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

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…
Free!

Oct 26

Fishing

at Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Fall Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
This guided walk will challenge you to capture through photography a list of natural items and themes along the way.
Free!

Oct 26

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.
Free!

Oct 26

Fall Foilage Hike

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the way.
Free!

Oct 26

Halloween in Prospect Park: Creepy Crawly Halloween

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
It's a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and other creatures that are sure to make your skin crawl!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Oct 26

Queens Botanical Garden Children's Garden Fall Sessions: Vegetable Beds

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore Queens Botanical Garden's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce.

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Under the Microscope: Autumn Leaves and Fascinating Fungi

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Take a short walk to collect samples of fine foliage and search for magnificent mushrooms.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

It's My Park Day at King Fisher Park

at Miles Avenue and Fairfield Street (in King Fisher Park) , Staten Island

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Please join the local community in cleaning the trails, perimeter, and around the pond of Kingfisher Pond Park.
Free!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oct 27

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.

Best For
Kids
Oct 27

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oct 28

Hunts Point Riverside Park Wetland Grass Planting

at Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road (in Hunts Point Riverside Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Hunts Point Riverside Park to plant native grasses. Volunteers will be trained in planting and protective fence installation…
Free!

Oct 28

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.

Best For
Kids
Oct 28

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Oct 28

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oct 29

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.

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Coastal Forest Stewardship Project

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Commemorate the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy by volunteering to create a healthy coastal forest in the Rockaways. In the fall of 2013, volunteers planted 20,000 trees…
Free!

Oct 29

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 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.
Free!

Oct 29

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training

at The Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain and lead your own tree care workshops and events! Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care…
Free!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oct 30

Highbridge Park Invasive Removal

at 155th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Highbridge Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification…
Free!

Oct 30

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.

Best For
Kids
Oct 30

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Bronx

at Intersection of Westchester Avenue and Wheeler Avenue

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City!
Free!

Oct 30

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Oct 30

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Oct 30

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Oct 30

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Oct 30

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove.
Free!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Oct 31

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

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.

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Oct 31

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Oct 31

Central Park Tour: Marathon Tour

at John Purroy Mitchel (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
See Park highlights that will be in the spotlight on race day, from where the runners enter the Park to the finish line! Route involves moderate inclines.

Oct 31

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Oct 31

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov 1

Bird Walk

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

8:00 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…
Free!

Nov 1

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…
Free!

Nov 1

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.

Best For
Kids
Nov 1

Fall Harvest and Garden Maintenance

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Help us get our gardens ready for winter with various fall maintenance projects.
Free!

Nov 1

Wilderness Survival

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 1

Heart of the Park: Central Park

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers take you down to Strawberry Fields, visit the Angel of Bethesda Terrace, and experience the tranquility of Conservatory Water.
Free!

Nov 1

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nov 2

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.

Best For
Kids
Nov 2

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…
Free!

Nov 2

High Rock History Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Go back in time with Greenbelt educators to learn about some of the natural and cultural history of High Rock and the surrounding area during this moderate one-hour hike.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 2

Fall Foliage Walk: Cornucopia of Trees!

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York…
Free!

Nov 2

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.
Free!

Nov 2

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Nov 2

Historic New York: Native Americans

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York Programs focus on the…
Free!

Nov 2

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

6:00 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…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, November 3, 2014

Nov 3

Nature at Night Hike

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

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Get out and about in the Greenbelt to see which forest flora and fauna “go bump in the night” on this hour-long hike.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nov 4

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nov 5

GreenThumb Workshop: Fall Planting and Season Extension

at Clara's Garden (in ) , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables from your garden? If you’ve ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know…
Free!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nov 6

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Nov 6

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Nov 6

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Nov 6

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nov 7

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Nov 7

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Nov 7

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Nov 7

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nov 8

Bird Walk

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

8:00 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…
Free!

Nov 8

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…
Free!

Nov 8

Seasonal Explorers

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Celebrate the season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting).

Best For
Kids
Nov 8

Van Cortlandt Super Hike (vigorous)

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

10:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park…
Free!

Nov 8

Wilderness Survival

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 8

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Nov 8

Fourth Annual Perennial Plant Swap

at Jerry And The Senior Gents (in ) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bring potted perennial plant(s) to exchange with others.
Free!

Nov 8

Wilderness Survival

at Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.
What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would…
Free!

Nov 8

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 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…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 8

Night Sky: The Moon and Taurid Meteor Shower

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.
The Taurid Meteor Shower produces 5-10 meteors per hour. In between, we will use telescopes to explore the bright Moon.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nov 9

A Walk Through the Heather Garden with Leslie Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join author and naturalist Leslie Day for a walk through the Heather Garden and Fort Tryon Park to discover the ecological relationships between our plants and animals.
Free!

Nov 9

Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Turtle Pound and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Nov 9

Birding for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 9

Ranger's Choice: Long Island City Parks

at Broadway and Vernon Boulevard (in Socrates Sculpture Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.
This one-way 2.4 mile hike to Hunters Point South highlights little known parks along the way and their features.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 9

Fitness Hike (vigorous)

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.
Free!

Nov 9

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.
Free!

Nov 9

Wilderness Survival

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

1:00 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.
Free!

Nov 9

Astronomy

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov 10

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nov 11

Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk

at Maine Monument (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember their veterans.
Free!

Nov 11

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nov 12

Hunts Point Invasive Removal and Site Clean Up

at Garrison Avenue and Edgewater Road (in ) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Garrison to help care for and clean up a newly planted forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification…
Free!

Nov 12

Arts, Culture & Fun; Reusable Art Making

at McCarren Recreation Center (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Experiment with the many ways the reusable materials around us can be repurposed into fantastic art pieces.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nov 13

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Nov 13

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Nov 13

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Nov 13

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nov 14

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 14

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Nov 14

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Nov 14

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nov 15

Bird Walk

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

8:00 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…
Free!

Nov 15

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…
Free!

Nov 15

Seasonal Explorers

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Celebrate the season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting).

Best For
Kids
Nov 15

Leaf Crunch 2014

at Brower Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Love yuor neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall!
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

Leaf Crunch 2014

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Love yuor neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall!
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

Leaf Crunch 2014

at Lane S at Myrtle Avenue (in Forest Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Love yuor neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall!
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

Fall Foilage Hike: Cass Gallagher Trail (light)

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

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common trees found in New York City along the tree trail.
Free!

Nov 15

Birding: Raptor Migration

at Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife-viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring your families and friends on an island adventure as we look for treasure in our 2nd annual Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt!
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Nov 15

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Nov 16

Birding

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Nov 16

Birding for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 16

Leaf Crunch 2014

at Lower East Side Ecology Center (in East River Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Love yuor neighborhood park? Support it by raking leaves this fall!
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 16

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.
Free!

Nov 16

The Wolf Returns!

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Meet Atka, an arctic gray wolf, and learn about the important role wolves play in nature.

Must See
Event
Nov 16

Wilderness Survival

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.
Free!

Nov 16

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

at Prospect Park South West (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Nov 16

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nov 17

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nov 18

Highland Park Invasive Removal and Tree Stewardship

at Highland Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Highland Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be…
Free!

Nov 18

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nov 19

The Origins of Fort Tryon Park With Sidney Horenstein

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.
Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his lecture on the origins of our beloved Fort Tryon Park. This program is…
Free!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nov 20

Wolfe's Pond Park Tree Guard Installation

at Cooper Place and Holten Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Wolfe’s Pond Park to help protect young trees from deer and rabbit browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and…
Free!

Nov 20

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Nov 20

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Nov 20

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Nov 20

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training

at The Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain and lead your own tree care workshops and events! Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care…
Free!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Nov 21

Farmer's Market Fridays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Farmer's Market Fridays Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 21

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Nov 21

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Nov 21

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nov 22

Bird Walk

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

8:00 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…
Free!

Nov 22

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…
Free!

Nov 22

Seasonal Explorers

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Celebrate the season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting).

Best For
Kids
Nov 22

Floral Arranging Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by the pros.

Nov 22

Historic New York: Native Americans

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

1:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.
Free!

Nov 22

Wilderness Survival

at 116 Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.
Free!

Nov 22

Astronomy: New Moon

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
With no moonlight to interfere, this is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nov 23

Birding for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 23

Fitness Hike (vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.
Free!

Nov 23

Discovery Walks for Families: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the North Woods and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 23

Birding: Owls

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 23

Fall Foliage Walk: Great Trees of Kissena (light)

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some common and exotic trees found in New York City.
Free!

Nov 23

Healthful Harvest

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about harvest traditions around the world, including a discussion on sustainable agriculture, and garden preparation

Nov 23

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nov 25

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Nov 25

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nov 27

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Nov 27

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Nov 27

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nov 28

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.
Free!

Nov 28

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park.
Free!

Nov 28

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Free!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nov 29

Bird Walk

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

8:00 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…
Free!

Nov 29

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…
Free!

Nov 29

Birding: Waterfowl

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Nov 29

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Nov 29

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Nov 29

Hunter Island Hike (moderate)

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.
Free!

Nov 29

Fall Foliage Hike (light)

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some amazing trees found in New York City.
Free!

Nov 29

Astronomy

at Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nov 30

Birding for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 30

Salt Marsh Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Nov 30

Modern Survival Skills

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Learn about modern tools and techniques that could help you survive in the wilderness.
Free!

Nov 30

Nocturnal Wildlife

at West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dec 2

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec 6

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…
Free!

Dec 6

Flora and Fauna Tour of Inwood Hill Park with Author Leslie Day

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Come take a bird, mammal and plant walk with author Leslie Day in Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Dec 6

Birding: Owls

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

5:00 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 7

Birding for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Wilderness Survival

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Nature Exploration Hike:John Muir Trail (Vigorous)

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

11:00 a.m.
On Nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.
Free!

Dec 7

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Dec 7

Fall Foliage Hike: Trees of McGolrick Park

at Driggs Avenue and N Henry Street (in Msgr. McGolrick Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some amazing trees found in New York City.
Free!

Dec 7

Space Travel: The Next Frontiers

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Wagner College astronomy professor and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Harold Kozak, will explore the ways humans will not only travel in outer space, but also terraform other worlds.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dec 9

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13

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…
Free!

Dec 13

Winter Wildlife Viewing

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.
This time of year is perfect to spot migrating birds and waterfowl which will call our parks home for the winter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 13

Signs of the Season Saunter

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Search for animal tracks, calling birds, evergreen trees and shrubs, and more as the trails reveal how merry and bright they can be this holiday season.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 13

Inwood Owl Prowl

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

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 13

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

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

7:00 p.m.
The Geminids is one of the best meteor showers in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dec 14

Birding

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 14

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.
The Geminids Meteor shower is one of the best in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak!
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dec 16

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec 20

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…
Free!

Dec 20

Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the end of fall and look forward to the cozy winter days ahead.

Best For
Kids
Dec 20

Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Winter Weather

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Dec 20

Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Night Hike

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

5:00 p.m.
Owls, deer, coyotes and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 20

Astronomy

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dec 21

Winter Wonderland Hike (vigorous)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
On the shortest day of the year, join us for one of our longest hikes as we explore Central Park from top to bottom.
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 21

Animal Tracks

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Our Rangers will teach you the basics about wildlife tracking. By the end you will be skilled in recognizing differences between raccoon and common housecat tracks.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 21

The Science behind the Solstice

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn myths and legends surrounding the season’s shortest day, as well as the science behind the shorter days and the snow to come.

Best For
Kids
Dec 21

Winter Solstice Celebration

at Van Cortlandt Golf House & Lower Putnam Trail (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.
Enjoy hearthside stories, hot cider, and a candle light walk on the Putnam Trail with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dec 27

Primitive Survival Skills

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

1:00 p.m.
If you were in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water?
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 27

The Night Sky

at Passarelle Ramp at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dec 28

Seal Exploration

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

10:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jan 4

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Feb 1

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mar 1

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Apr 5

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dec 6

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

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