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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 61 events
from December 9, 2016 to January 27, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dec14

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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
Free!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dec15

Greenbelt Peepers

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Dec15

Tree Tots

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Dec15

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Friday, December 16, 2016

Dec16

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec17

Piping Plover Fencing Project

at End of Beach 56th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Dec17

Forest Restoration

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteer with the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy to help fix up forested areas in the park. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a snack.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Dec17

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Dec17

Birding: Waterfowl

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec17

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

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