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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 568 events
from March 30, 2017 to November 12, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apr11

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians

at Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Find out how reptiles and amphibians play an important role in our local ecosystem. Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood creatures.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A! Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

at Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Apr12

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr12

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Apr12

Tree Buds Under the Spotlight: High Rock Park

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a closer look at the buds of various trees using our high-powered microscopes.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo!

at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover plants, animals, and insects with the Urban Park Rangers and see if you can get Bingo!
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Kids Week Brooklyn: Wilderness Survival

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Discovery Walks for Families: PARKitecture

at Bethesda Terrace (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Vacation Art: Sketching Spring–Colorful Springscapes

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spring marks a new cycle of life—trees are leafing out, buds are bursting and migrating birds are returning to their summer homes at Wave Hill.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break

Best For
Kids

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