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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 21–30 out of 92 events
from December 4, 2016 to January 8, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, December 10, 2016


Winter Tree Identification Walk

at Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Washington Square Park gardener Kaslin Daniels for a winter tree identification walk, where you’ll learn to look for clues to a tree’s species by its bark, twigs, and growth habit.
Category: Education, Nature

Must See

Volunteer Opportunity: Prepping for the Winter

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Do you enjoy digging in the dirt? Are you proud of your green thumb? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us as we finish preparing the park for the winter.
Category: Volunteer


It's My Park at Paerdegat Park

at Comfort Station (in Paerdegat Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Brooklyn Community Board 17 to for a general cleanup which includes raking and planting of daffodil bulbs at Paerdegat Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park


Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours


13th Annual Holiday Craft Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come to the nature center for our annual craft workshop, where participants create winter-inspired handmade pieces using natural objects.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature

Must See

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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


Kids Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with Northern Manhattan Parks' wildlife.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Must See

Birding: Owls

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature


Astronomy: Long Nights Moon

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Using a reflecting telescope, the Urban Park Rangers will show you where the 6 Apollo missions that landed on the moon actually touched down.
Category: Nature, Astronomy

Must See

Sunday, December 11, 2016


Winter Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.
Category: Birding, Nature

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