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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 21–30 out of 138 events
from November 21, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nov25

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! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland…
Category: Nature, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

Nov25

Fall Foliage Photography Hike

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smartphone to capture the beauty of Inwood Hill Park during the golden hour before sunset.
Category: Nature, Fall Foliage, Hiking
Free!

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nov26

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary and The Pond

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 along the…
Category: Birding, Nature, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov26

Family Art Project: Natural Weavings for Harvest Time

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Gather fall leaves, cones, pods & seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the season's bounty & beauty.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Nov26

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Nov26

Modern Survival Skills

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Nov26

Discovery Walks for Families: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us as we venture into the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and investigate the design of this living laboratory. Discover what plants and animals call this secluded Park woodland their…
Category: Nature, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov26

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours

Nov26

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

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