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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 263 events
from October 22, 2016 to December 31, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, October 23, 2016


The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have a blast finding their way out of this three-acre corn maze! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for…
Category: Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Fall Festivals

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Garden Centennial Exhibition

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.
Category: Nature, Seniors


Fall Foliage Hike

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Category: Nature, Fall Foliage, Hiking


Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer


Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

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Hike and Draw

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Category: Nature, Art


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


It's My Park at Luther Gulick Playground

at Willett Street and Delancey Street (in Luther Gulick Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Gulick Park to help clean up, plant bulbs, and take part in pumpkin painting at Luther Gulick Playground.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Volunteer, It's My Park


It's My Park at Andrew Haswell Green Park

at Andrew Haswell Green Park, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be weeding, raking, mulching, and planting bulbs.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront


Astronomy: Orionids Meteor Shower

at Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park), Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Orionids is an average shower, producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
Category: Nature, Astronomy

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