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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 31–40 out of 105 events
from December 11, 2016 to February 26, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec17

Eco Art Social: Storymaking with Clay

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hear traditional nature mystery folktales from throughout the world. Then, using story prompts, imagine a tale, and and build clay sculptures to use during your own storytelling.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec17

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dec18

Christmas Bird Count: Central Park

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of the park.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec18

Birding: Waterfowl

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec18

Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Dec18

What Do Animals Do During Winter?

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Dr. A for an exploration of the changes animals undergo before and during winter.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec18

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

Dec18

Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dec19

Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Dec19

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the Park's northernmost highlights, including Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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