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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 235 events
from February 25, 2017 to October 29, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Feb25

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

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

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Feb25

Canarsie Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration

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

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices as well as invasive vegetation identification and removal techniques.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb25

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Feb25

Whales: Then and Now

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Paul Sieswerda, former curator of the New England and New York Aquariums and founder and director of Gotham Whale, will discuss current preservation efforts and whales in theNY Harbor.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

Feb25

Natural Fiber Workshop

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber. Registration Required.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb25

Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Did you know that this park is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech owls also nest in the vicinity. Find out how these animals survive in our parks and what they eat!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Feb26

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Black History Month

Feb26

Birding: Owls

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers will take you out and guide you on your quest to spot winter owls. Registration Required.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

Feb26

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

at Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to clean up and beautify at Leif Ericson Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Feb26

Winter Tree ID (light)

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to ID a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

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