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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 420 events
from August 20, 2017 to December 16, 2017
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aug24

It's My Park at Joyce Kilmer Park

at Entrance at 161st Street and Grand Concourse (in Joyce Kilmer Park), Bronx

10:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with New York Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner to help beautify Joyce Kilmer Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug24

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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!

Aug24

The Buzz about Bees

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
A local beekeeper and educator from Beezy Bees Honey visits to show a demo hive and beekeeping equipment, teach about pollinators, and offer advice about how to attract pollinators.
Category: Education, Nature, Food, Seniors
Free!

Aug24

Garden Kitchen Lab: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Kids use cameras and learn about nutrition and agriculture, and eat yummy Brooklyn-grown snacks in this two-day workshop!
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids, Food, Youth Tech Workshops
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug24

Ed Center Open Hours

at Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the park like never before with signature exhibits, interactive displays, and arts and crafts. This summer's themes will include pollination and the estuary.
Category: Nature
Free!

Aug24

Sowing Late Summer and Fall Crops

at La Finca del Sur, Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us as we plant vegetables for the fall harvest at this urban farm. Learn which plants are best for the cooler weather.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Aug24

Nature at Night

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening hike to see, hear, and learn about the mysterious urban wildlife in Prospect Park. Carissa and the Voodoo Lilies will perform live for our pre-hike happy hour.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife

Friday, August 25, 2017

Aug25

Discovery Walks for Families: Shakespeare Garden

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug25

Weekend Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

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