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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 404 events
from May 25, 2017 to November 12, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May25

Fitness Walk

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Category: Nature, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May25

Greenbelt Peepers

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May25

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May25

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May25

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

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

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 26, 2017

May26

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: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

May26

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

May26

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May27

Birds of Clove Lakes Park

at Martlings Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join Seth Wollney for a birding walk through Staten Island’s premier migrant trap! We will search for late-season migrants such as warblers, flycatchers, and thrushes.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

May27

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

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