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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 526 events
from April 24, 2018 to October 31, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May17

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May17

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Friday, May 18, 2018

May18

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May18

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May18

Staten Island BioBlitz

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we take a night hike through Blue Heron Park while researchers survey the park’s flora and fauna.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 19, 2018

May19

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May19

Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach Parking Lot

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The horseshoe crab has been around since before the dinosaurs. Every May and June, horseshoe crabs emerge from the ocean onto the beaches of Brooklyn.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May19

Forest Restoration Volunteer Days

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Work together with The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to help restore Van Cortlandt Park's forests.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May19

Family Art Project: Bird Calls Mural

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join returning visiting artist Virva Hinnemo to construct and paint a collaborative mural with sculptural branches—a forest mural that will be animated with bird calls!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May19

Fun with Fungi: Mycoculture Using Compost

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn about the basics of fungal biology and the role of fungi as decomposers. Assemble your own coffee-and-cardboard mushroom starter kit to take home!
Category: Education, Nature

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