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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 201–210 out of 490 events
from April 23, 2017 to November 12, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May20

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May20

Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May21

Bird Watching

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), 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 Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club. Binoculars recommended.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May21

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find these birds of prey in this enchanting woodland.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

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May21

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May21

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

Best For
Kids
May21

Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

May21

Seining

at Broad Channel American Ball Fields, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

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!

May21

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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