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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 319 events
from September 25, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct21

Outdoor Performance: Joiri Minaya, "Containers"

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
"Call & Response" artist Joiri Minaya’s outdoor performance in the Monocot Garden features performers in tropical print body-suits moving through a variety of poses.
Category: Dance, Nature, Art

Oct21

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct22

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (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
Oct22

Prospect Park Walking Tours

at Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on a guided walking tour of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Oct22

Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology. Head to Wave Hill's woodland to make fairy-sized dwellings using sticks, leaves and moss.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Tour de Bronx

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
With a choice of either a 25- or 40-mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods, there will be fun for families, casual riders, and avid bicyclists.
Category: Nature, Sports, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Oct22

Fall Foliage Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues. Work on your own or as a team, in this fun family friendly program. Registration begins on October 16.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Oct22

Rangers Choice: Nature Art

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and create beautiful nature creations by using materials provided by mother nature. Registration is required for this program. Register on October 11.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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