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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 51–60 out of 388 events
from September 20, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep24

Birding: Fall Migrants

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The early bird catches the worm! Join the Urban Park Rangers on this morning birding tour as we look for fall migrants.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep24

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep24

Prospect Park Walking Tours

at Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep24

Family Art Project: Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Be inspired by the local hilly landscape that makes up the waves of Wave Hill. Use items found on the grounds and sculpt with air-dry clay, rocks, moss and other up-cycled materials.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Sep24

Fall It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, planting, weeding, and more!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Sep24

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep24

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals!
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Sep24

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Sep24

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

at Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship for a general clean up at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Sep24

Mushrooms: Discovery Hike

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

11:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Search for mushrooms while hiking the trails, and learn general mushroom classifications and identifying characteristics on this leisurely interpretive hike.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids

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