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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.

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from June 24, 2017 to November 28, 2017
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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jul 8

Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness.
Category: Education, Nature, Art
Free!

Jul 8

Farm & Compost Welcome Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
In this one-hour tour, you will get a crash course on how we produce nutrient-rich compost from food scraps and horticultural waste.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Jul 8

Living Soil: Compost Tea for Integrated Pest Management

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This workshop will walk you through a simple DIY brewing system that will cost under $25 and give you tips on making and applying compost tea properly.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Jul 8

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Jul 8

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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

Jul 8

Earth Art: Creating Art in Nature

at East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This hands-on workshop will engage participants in their surrounding landscape to create site-specific art pieces from objects found in nature.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Jul 8

Freshwater Fishing

at The Pool (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 8

Paddling 101 (Basic)

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn to paddle with the Rangers and then use your new skills to explore the shores and learn about life at the lake. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Jul 8

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 8

Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Category: Nature, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

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