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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 179 events
from January 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jan21

CANCELLED: A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a PowerPoint presentation and take a deeper look into northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Talks
Free!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Jan22

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Jan22

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jan22

Historic New York: Split Rock

at Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Split Rock is a glacial boulder, divided in half with a large crevice between the two pieces, and is an important part of the history of Pelham Bay Park and the Bronx.
Category: Nature, History, Hiking
Free!

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Jan22

Winter walk: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate winter with a hike through Conference House Park. Join artist Susan Stair and a park arborist as we highlight the trees she cast for her exhibit "Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic".
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Hiking
Free!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Jan25

Evening Group Hike and Trail Run

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jan26

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!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Jan27

Highbridge Park Service Days

at Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Jan27

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Jan28

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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