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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 580 events
from April 21, 2018 to October 31, 2018
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Saturday, May 12, 2018


The Collage Garden Exhibition Opening

at 6BC Botanical Garden, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Garden-themed collages from all over the world were sent to us and will be on display throughout the grounds to bring art to the community.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art


Nature's Workshop: Terrariums

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers at Marine Park to participate in this fun hands-on nature project!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

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Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours


Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife


Exhibition Opening: El Dorado / The New 49ers

at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
El Dorado is an art installation presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, History, Tours, Talks

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Spring Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

9:30 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Wildlife


Introducing…. The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - The Insect Illusions!

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We will explore the world of insects through journaling and drawing live insects both in the classroom and outside.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking, Wildlife

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Alley Pond Park Super Hike

at Alley Pond Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hiking and nature enthusiasts are welcome on this lengthy one-way, guided hike from Alley Pond Park to Oakland Lake. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking


Family Art Project: Messages for Mother Earth and Mom

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about Pachamama, revered in South America, who teaches moderation in what we take from the earth. Make an inspired painting on a card with pop-out elements.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids, Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Guests will enjoy freshly-made hot dishes, muffins, scones, fair trade coffees, teas, and a complimentary glass of wine. Enjoy a stroll around the Garden.
Category: Accessible, Nature, Best for Kids, Mother's Day, Food

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