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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 191–200 out of 341 events
from September 20, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct14

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Oct14

Queens Food Day

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park and friends are hosting a fun, interactive, and educational day of learning, cooking, eating, advocacy, and wellness.
Category: Education, Nature, Fitness, Food, Talks
Free!

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Oct14

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct14

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden

at The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! Due to space, advance reservations are required.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Talks
Free!

Oct14

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct14

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
earn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Oct15

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct15

Coastal Cleanup

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct15

Harvest Festival

at Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm, and more fun fall activities!
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Food, Waterfront, Fall Festivals
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct15

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden

at The Cottage (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Stone Pillars (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! Due to space, advance reservations are required.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Talks
Free!

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