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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 638 events
from April 24, 2017 to April 15, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Monday, April 24, 2017

Apr24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

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

Apr24

It's My Park at Captain Tilly Park - Spring Cleaning!

at Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join Queens Community House for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will cleanup the playground at Captain Tilly Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apr25

Spring Cleaning at Spector Playground in Central Park

at Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come help Central Park Conservancy prepare for the season and put a fresh coat of paint on the playgrounds in Central Park.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Apr25

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!

Apr25

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Category: Nature, Fitness, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Apr26

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr26

Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join the Central Park Conservancy for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one!
Category: Nature, Tours

Apr26

NYC Urban Field Station Discussion: Soils of the Living City

at The Rockefeller University, Manhattan

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This discussion will focus on ways in which soils in urban areas are different from soils in less densely-populated areas.
Category: Nature, Talks
Free!

Apr26

Art Inspired By...Nature

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us to create your own masterpiece inspired by the scenery in nature.
Category: Nature, Art, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Apr26

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

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