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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 185 events
from December 16, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dec16

Discovery Walks for Families: Statues and Monuments

at East 72nd Street Information Kiosk (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead…
Category: Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec16

Hydroponic Garden Tour

at Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of our city's hydroponic gardens, and learn how you can build a small garden for your classroom or home.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec16

Nature Walk: Birds and the Winter Garden

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take a guided, brisk walk to see birds and bird habitats in the garden. Along the way, hear about fascinating adaptations that help birds survive the cold.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Dec16

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Dec16

Birding: Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Dec16

Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
What can you use to build a fire? Explore this Forever Wild site with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for different materials and ways to construct a fire.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec16

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec16

High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

at Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec16

Cold Weather Survival

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec16

Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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