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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 181–190 out of 630 events
from April 29, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21

Walk Randall's Island

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Come walk around Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a fun, and healthy event.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Hiking
Free!

May 21

Historical Tour - Randall's Island South

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the island into the beautiful park it is today!
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May 21

Birding Bonanza

at South end of the Little Hell Gate Bridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan, 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 Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon will help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Getting Started with Compost

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn all about the best ways to apply compost tea, use compost as a mulch or top-dressing, and when one application is better than the other.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May 21

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

May 21

Family Activity Day: Make a Terrarium

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate the spring season by learning about the history of terrariums, and make one to take home! Participants will make their own live terrariums and personalize them with pebble art.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May 21

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Learn about warblers through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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