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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 515 events
from September 28, 2016 to June 30, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sep28

Fall Foraging

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join a botanical stroll to discover the indigenous edible plants in the park. Learn how to spot them, how to use them in the kitchen, and where to plant them in your own garden.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sep29

CANCELLED: It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at Corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place (in McLaughlin Park), Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will pull weeds, remove waste, and may have the opportunity to plant in the garden. We look forward to beautifying McLaughlin Park with you.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Sep29

Greenbelt Peepers

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Sep29

Tree Tots

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Must See
Event
Sep29

Birding Lunch Hour Walk

at Waverly Place and MacDougal Street (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come learn what's flying through Washington Square Park as fall migration starts to begin. Bring your own pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep29

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Sep29

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sep30

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

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