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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 371–380 out of 566 events
from March 30, 2017 to November 12, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May18

Greenbelt Peepers

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May18

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 19, 2017

May19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ancient Trees with Beth Moon

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join acclaimed photographer Beth Moon, author of "Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees", as she delves into her experience of traveling around the world to photograph these natural relics.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May20

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!

May20

It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall

at Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location, Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location, Daniel Carter Beard Mall, Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing this spring! Volunteers will help with general cleanup and planting.
Category: Accessible, Volunteer, It's My Park, Seniors
Free!

May20

Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike

at Calvert Vaux Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This beautifully-restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.
Category: Birding, Nature, History, Hiking
Free!

May20

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

May20

Birding Bonanza

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both the Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

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
May20

Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature
Free!

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