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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 11–20 out of 271 events
from August 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, August 27, 2016


11th Annual Great Harlem Community Garden Tour

at Joseph Daniel Wilson Garden (in ), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Visit opulent gardens and urban farms, growing unique vegetables, fields of pollen-rich wild flowers, and native plants, herbs, fruit, peanuts, and cotton.
Category: Nature, Tours, Food, Seniors

Must See

Unveiling The Justice Tree Mural Project: Cultivating Agency Through Art

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Justice Tree Mural is a collaborative communal project that envisions food justice as a tool for planetary transformation.
Category: Nature, Art, Markets, Food, Seniors


Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours


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


Community Paddle

at Starlight Park South Entrance, Bronx, Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a canoe trip within estuary of the Bronx River.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront

Must See

GreenThumb Workshop: Seed Saving

at Maggies Magic Garden, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
As we approach the end of the growing season, learn how to save seeds in preparation for next year.
Category: Education, Nature


Ed Center Open Hours

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

1:00 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 much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront


Family Camping: Queens

at Alley Pond Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Space is limited, participants are chosen via lottery. Pre-registration is required.
Category: Nature, Family Camping


Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

at Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Category: Nature, Astronomy

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