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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 225 events
from October 20, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct21

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Oct21

Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Staten Island

at Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove various invasive species. They will also have the unique opportunity to do some seeding in the park to help restore the forest.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct21

Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Brooklyn - Tree Planting

at Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help us plant trees in the forest in Canarsie Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Oct21

Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Queens

at 149th Avenue and Springfield Lane (in Idlewild Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help clean up the wetland/coastal forest area in the much beloved Idlewild Park.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct21

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

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!

Oct21

Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Oct21

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join QBG Farm and Compost staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application.
Category: Education, Nature

Oct21

Claremont in Motion Bike Ride

at Claremont Neighborhood Center, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays for our Bike Riding Program, featuring bike riding classes, fun activities for families, and more!
Category: Education, Nature, Fitness, Best for Kids, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology. Head to Wave Hill's woodland to make fairy-sized dwellings using sticks, leaves and moss.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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