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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 365 events
from July 23, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Jul 23

Moth Night and Eco Art Social

at Snug Harbor Culture Center (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The Greenbelt partners with the Staten Island Museum for National Moth Night on Staten Island. Join us for this art-meets-nature celebration!
Category: Nature, Art, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Jul 24

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of reusable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Jul 24

Freshwater Fishing

at Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Jul 24

Northern Manhattan Parks Hike (Vigorous)

at 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Meander through parks in northern Manhattan on this one-way hike from Morningside Park to Jackie Robinson Park.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

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Jul 24

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Arm of the Sea Theater

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Prepare to be enchanted by the larger-than-life puppetry, poetry, and evocative music of Arm of the Sea Puppet Theater.
Category: Education, Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 24

Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Canoe Excursion (Intermediate)

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, as we look for birds that live there. Prior canoe experience preferred.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Jul 24

Discovery Hike: Reptiles and Amphibians

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The summer forest is a great place to look for water snakes, basking turtles, leaping bullfrogs, and more. This happy herpetological walk follows the Yellow and Blue Trails past several ponds
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Jul 24

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Jul 24

Ed Center Open Hours

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

1:00 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 much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 24

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

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