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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 476 events
from May 25, 2018 to October 31, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, May 26, 2018

May26

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park as they start their Saturday mornings, rain or shine, with fun green projects...
Category: Accessible, Nature, It's My Park
Free!

May26

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Gardens

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May26

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May26

Family Art Project: At Home in the Sky

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Experiment with the scale of birds near and far, using brushy, atmospheric strokes in our outdoor sky-painting project.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May26

It's My Park at Zimmerman Playground

at Zimmerman Playground, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of Zimmerman Playground to plant shrubs and flowers to enhance and beautify our newly fenced off area for a garden…
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May26

Spring Fungus Walk with Expert Mycologist Paul Sadowski

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

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Paul Sadowski at Payson Center as he presents a slide presentation on The Role of Fungi in Forest Succession in the Post-Glacial Periods, followed by a hike through the forest.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May26

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

May26

Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May26

Ranger's Choice: Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bike through Prospect Park while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet. Registration is required. Registration opens on May 16.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Bike Month NYC
Free!

May26

Animal of the Month Club: Great Blue Heron

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our park rangers at Wolfe's Pond for a chance to view and learn more about the Great Blue Heron, a little known resident species of Staten Island.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

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