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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 41–50 out of 454 events
from September 27, 2016 to June 30, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

Animal Tracking

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 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: Education, Nature
Free!

Oct 2

Tide Pool Exploration and Seining

at Cleveland Avenue and Mansion Avenue (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City in this tide pool exploration and seining program.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 2

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct 2

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 2

Hike and Draw

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Oct 3

Bird Education Program

at National Audubon Headquarters, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct 3

CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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

Oct 3

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Oct 4

Bird Education Program

at National Audubon Headquarters, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct 4

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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