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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 11–20 out of 377 events
from September 24, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep24

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep24

35th Annual Queens County Fair

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, live entertainment, fun entertainment for kids, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Festivals, Games, History, Best for Kids, Food, Fall Festivals

Must See
Event
Sep24

Tree Giveaway with Crotona Park

at The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come meet the folks who work tirelessly to keep this green gem sparkling and take home one of the native tree species!
Category: Nature
Free!

Sep24

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Sep24

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Sep24

Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden.
Category: Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

Sep24

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through Central Park's North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep24

Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history, flora, and fauna. Registration is required. Registration opens on September 13.
Category: Nature, History, Hiking
Free!

Sep24

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep24

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours

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