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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 41–50 out of 480 events
from March 24, 2017 to November 12, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Apr 1

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of theā€¦
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr 1

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
Free!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Apr 2

Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
On April 1 and 2, join Prospect Park Alliance to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration with a full weekend of special events and festivities.
Category: Nature, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Volunteer, Food
Free!

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Event
Apr 2

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr 2

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Stewardship Spring Planting Day

at World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help plant perennials (asters, lobelia, rudbeckia), native grasses, sedges, ferns, and shrubs, and learn best practices for your own gardens or planters at home.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr 2

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
Free!

Apr 2

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Apr 2

Nature Scavenger Hunt Hike

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On this family-friendly scavenger hunt with the Urban Park Rangers, we'll explore the hidden treasures of Kissena Park.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 2

Family Nature Hike (light)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our Urban Park Rangers on a family hike through Central Park.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 2

Greenbelt Summer Camp Open House at High Rock Park

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Has cabin fever set in? If so, join the Greenbelt Educators for a preview of your child's summer camp experience.
Category: Education, Nature, Games, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

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