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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 111 events
from December 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dec 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: Conversation Series

at Staten Island Culture Lounge, Staten Island

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jessica Kratz will perform thought provoking spoken word with her infectious energy that inspires all. Jessica has published two childrens' books The Lucky Lighthouse and Sleigh Bells…
Category: Accessible, Education, Concerts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Theater, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dec 3

It's My Park at Conference House Park

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the fall weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Dec 3

Green Neighborhood: Soundview

at Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Spend a day with the Stewardship Team in the Soundview Green Neighborhood to care for the wetlands of the park!
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Dec 3

Green Neighborhood: North Shore

at Broad Street and Tompkins Avenue (in Stapleton Playground), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young trees on the North Shore of Staten Island.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Dec 3

It's My Park at Bushwick Inlet Park

at Entrance at N 9th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park to plant bulbs to help beautify at Bushwick Inlet Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

Dec 3

The Greenbelt Gingerbread Man

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We will read his story together, make a craft to take home, and then go for a hike, keeping an eye out for any of the animals the Gingerbread Man met during his adventure.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

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Dec 3

Nature Exploration Hike (Light)

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Dec 3

Animal Tracking

at Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec 3

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!

Dec 3

In Alice’s Garden: Fall Service Day

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help us prepare our garden and grounds for next season.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

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