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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 141–150 out of 375 events
from June 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Jul 17

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Jul 17

Family Camping: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:00 a.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens from June 29 to July 6.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Jul 18

Kids Workshop: How Does Soil Impact Plant Growth?

at East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 a.m.2:45 a.m.
At this workshop, we will learn how soil impacts plant growth. We will use hands-on explanations to explore soil health, while using our five senses.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 18

Kids Workshop: How Does Soil Impact Plant Growth?

at E. 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden, Brooklyn

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
At this workshop, we will learn how soil impacts plant growth. We will use hands-on explanations to explore soil health, while using our five senses.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 18

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Jul 19

My Reptile Guys

at 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long interactive show, featuring 12 amazing reptiles. The event will also include a petting zoo session to allow kids to touch and hold the reptiles.
Category: Accessible, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 19

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 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 more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Jul 20

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

Jul 20

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Jul 20

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

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