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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 331–340 out of 698 events
from April 21, 2018 to December 8, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, May 19, 2018

May19

Family Art Project: Bird Calls Mural

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join returning visiting artist Virva Hinnemo to construct and paint a collaborative mural with sculptural branches—a forest mural that will be animated with bird calls!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May19

Fun with Fungi: Mycoculture Using Compost

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn about the basics of fungal biology and the role of fungi as decomposers. Assemble your own coffee-and-cardboard mushroom starter kit to take home!
Category: Education, Nature

May19

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May19

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!

May19

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

May19

The New York City Naturalist Club: Urban Wildlife

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you to just a few of the many birds, reptiles, and mammals that call New York City home.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

May19

Staten Island BioBlitz

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we walk through Blue Heron Park while researchers conduct a BioBlitz, surveying the park’s flora and fauna.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May19

Photo Hike with Alice Austen House

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us on a family-friendly nature photowalk to celebrate a new exhibition featuring early wildlife photographer George Shiras.
Category: Nature, Art, Seniors
Free!

May19

Birdy Basecamp

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
See nests, eggs, feathers and other avian objects. View the Birdy Family Album and find out which birds call the Bronx home.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May19

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids

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