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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 121–130 out of 517 events
from September 28, 2016 to June 30, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oct13

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
Oct13

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!

Oct13

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display.
Category: Nature, Art

Oct13

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
Oct13

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 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

Oct13

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!

Oct13

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, October 14, 2016

Oct14

Bird Education Program

at National Audubon Headquarters, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct14

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display.
Category: Nature, Art

Oct14

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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