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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 111–120 out of 272 events
from August 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sep16

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep17

Walk Randall's Island

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of introducing exercise to your workout routine.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Tours, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Sep17

Discovery Club for Families

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Adults and children alike will take part in an immersive woodland adventure, exploring how people, plants, and wildlife thrive in an urban park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

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Kids
Sep17

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep17

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep17

GreenThumb Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Festivals, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Volunteer, Food, Talks, Seniors
Free!

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Sep17

Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Sep17

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
Sep17

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep17

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join the Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the sun through a safe scope and see the central star of our solar system.
Category: Nature, Festivals, Waterfront, Astronomy
Free!

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