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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 303 events
from July 29, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jul 29

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Jul 29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Jul 29

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Jul 29

Hike and Draw

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Jul 30

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Jul 30

Torrey Botanical Society Field Trip: Tour the Wilder Side of Marine Park

at Seba Avenue Skate Park (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We will explore the “wilder” western side of the park. Marine Park is the largest city-owned park in Brooklyn at 798 acres.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Jul 30

Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Study these ancient insects and see them fly upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hover in mid-air.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 30

Wellness Workshop: Summer Remedies

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

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Tour Wave Hill’s Herb Garden with herbalist Tina Triburgo, then create your own plant-infused products and remedies for summer.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature

Jul 30

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.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

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