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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 171–180 out of 477 events
from April 28, 2017 to November 12, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Friday, May 19, 2017

May19

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

May19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ancient Trees with Beth Moon

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join acclaimed photographer Beth Moon, author of "Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees", as she delves into her experience of traveling around the world to photograph these natural relics.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May20

Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike

at Calvert Vaux Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This beautifully-restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.
Category: Birding, Nature, History, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the…
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

May20

It's My Park at Conference House Park

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May20

NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May20

Birding Bonanza

at Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both the Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, It's My Park, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

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May20

Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with the Next Epoch Seed Library

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sow the seeds of tasty, wild edibles and decorate containers and labels to hold and protect them.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

Science in the Park: Baywaters

at Little Bay Park, Queens

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

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