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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 686 events
from April 26, 2018 to December 8, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Apr29

Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Apr29

Sakura Matsuri 2018: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Category: Education, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Best for Kids, Cherry Blossom Festivals

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Apr29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Apr29

Wellness Workshop: Nature’s Medicine Cabinet—The Healing Power of Trees

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the healing power of alternative remedies made from tree parts—bark, berries, roots and more—and go home with samples, recipes, and resources for creating your own.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day

Apr29

Ridgewood Street Tree Care

at Benninger Playground, Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees!
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr29

Totally Trees Family Walk

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Through observation and inquiry, discover how trees grow by looking at a tree’s parts and the role each part plays in a tree’s life cycle.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr29

Brooklyn Shoreline Bicycle Tour

at American Veterans Memorial Pier, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Rangers will lead the way along the scenic Brooklyn shoreline on bicycle while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. Participants should bring their own bicycle and helmet.
Category: Nature, Fitness
Free!

Apr29

Nature Exploration Hike

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Apr29

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!

Apr29

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

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