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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 215 events
from December 14, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Friday, December 22, 2017

Dec22

The Painted Rock Project

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
The Painted Rock Project is a collaboration between St. Mary's Recreation Center, Senior Marlins and Bronx Works. Starting in the beginning of October, painted rocks will be…
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Fitness, Best for Kids, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec22

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

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Dec23

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!

Dec23

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to have good.clean.fun and borrow reuseable gloves to pick up trash while you are exercising at McCarren Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Dec23

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Dec23

Ranger's Choice: Birding Van Tour: Owls

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Winter is the best time of year to spot owls. Registration is required.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Dec23

High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

at Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec23

Winter Solstice Hike: Staten Island's North Shore 'Greenbelt'

at Franklin Avenue at Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This easy to moderate hike will make its way through the North shore "Greenbelt" parks of Jones Woods, Goodhue Park, Allison Pond Park, and Snug Harbor.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Tours, Waterfront, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Dec23

Birding Jamaica Bay

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you t the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec23

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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