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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 590 events
from April 19, 2018 to October 31, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Friday, April 20, 2018

Apr20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Apr20

Collecting Rainwater

at Clifton Place Memorial Garden, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for an introductory workshop on rainwater harvesting and help us repair the system at Clifton Place Memorial Garden.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Apr20

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr20

Family Camping and Nature Meditation: Brooklyn

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

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!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Apr21

Spring Citywide Stewardship Day

at Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location, Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, Oceania Street and 67th Street (in Cunningham Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Registration is closed.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Apr21

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures!
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr21

Fitness Hike

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Apr21

Cabrini Woods Migration Walk

at Cabrini Woods (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Urban forests like Fort Tryon’s Cabrini Woods are critical links for migratory birds during their arduous thousand-mile journey along the Atlantic Flyway.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Apr21

Forest Restoration Volunteer Days

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Work together with The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to help restore Van Cortlandt Park's forests.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr21

Family Art Project: Earth Day Gratitude Garden

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sculpt a miniature garden using oil clay in bright colors. Then share what you are thankful for on a paper flag, and plant it in our outdoor, communal “gratitude garden.”
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day

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