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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 344 events
from August 24, 2016 to December 29, 2016
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug28

Trail of the Month: End of Summer Trail Cleanup

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Show the trails of the central Greenbelt some love as we prepare for the fall hiking season.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug28

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Park House (in Brower Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug28

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Ira McIntosh

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Ira McIntosh will take you on a magical, musical journey through the wonderful wet world of water.
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug28

Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Find out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up-close.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

Aug28

Living with Urban Coyotes

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in Inwood Hill Park to learn about coyotes, an often misunderstood member of our local habitat.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

Aug28

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
Free!

Aug28

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
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug28

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug28

Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
ind out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up-close. Audience members have the opportunity to handle skins, skulls and other artifacts.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

Aug28

Seining

at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park, Staten Island

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

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