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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 437 events
from April 30, 2017 to November 12, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.
Category: Nature, Tours

May 6

CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing

at Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May 6

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!

May 6

Meet Birds of Prey

at East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park), Queens

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This is an exciting chance to meet live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the many adaptations that make these animals some of the most skilled hunter on the planet.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May 6

Opening Reception: Botany and Beauty: Artists Celebrate the Plants of Snug Harbor

at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Support your favorite local artists in Botany and Beauty, a group show celebrating art inspired by Snug Harbor’s gardens, plants, and flowers.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7

Bird-Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Catch the warbler wave! Welcome them back at a spring bird-watching workshop led by The Brooklyn Bird Club.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Seniors, Wildlife
Free!

May 7

Conference House Park Tree Planting

at Billop Avenue and Main Street (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has been postponed to May 7, 2017.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 7

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
May 7

It's My Park at Soundview Park

at Soundview Field House (in Soundview Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of Soundview Park to care for the Butterfly Meditation Garden at Soundview Park.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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