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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 321–330 out of 476 events
from March 18, 2018 to December 8, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Thursday, May 10, 2018


Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

Friday, May 11, 2018


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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


Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

Saturday, May 12, 2018


Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures!
Category: Education, Nature, Tours


Birding Bonanza

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of free, family-friendly bird watching! Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife

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Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge

at 131 Fort George Avenue, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!
Category: Sports, Volunteer


Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours


Second Saturday Free Tree Give-Away

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
New York Restoration Project and St. Mary's Senior Marlins are hosting a Free Tree Give-away. Join us and learn how to care for your new tree. FREE for everyone.
Category: Nature, Festivals, Seniors


Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share

at Grove Hill Learning Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and Butterfly Project NYC to find out more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.
Category: Nature, Wildlife


Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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

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