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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 141–150 out of 629 events
from April 27, 2017 to April 15, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May10

FrogWatch USA Monthly Monitoring Session

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

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We will hike within High Rock Park to listen for frogs. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, May 11, 2017

May11

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
BBG hosts an annual plant sale on the Cherry Esplanade (now in bloom!) for community groups, schools, and residents. The plant sale feature free talks and workshops during the day.
Category: Nature, Seniors
Free!

May11

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, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May11

Greenbelt 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.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May11

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!

May11

Snug Harbor Spring Walk

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Visit the Snug Harbor campus to view spring flowering bulbs and perennials. We’ll walk through the Perennial, White, and Pond gardens with Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture, Greg Lord.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours

Best For
Kids
May11

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Friday, May 12, 2017

May12

Cedar Grove Beach Tree Planting

at Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest near Cedar Grove Beach!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May12

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

May12

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

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