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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 51–60 out of 598 events
from April 30, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7

Great Kills Crooke's Point Tree Planting

at Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street (in Great Kills Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Great Kills Crooke's Point!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 7

Marble Hill – Whose is it Anyways? - A Bronx Week Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour

at Outside Chase Bank, Manhattan

10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Visit the sites of old toll bridges, riverbeds, and train tracks, learn about a once-famous bicycle racing track, and a never-completed ballpark which might have hosted a World Series.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront

May 7

Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Interested in joining one of our weekly volunteer opportunities? Come to an orientation session to learn how to get involved with NYRP’s Northern Manhattan parks. Come prepared to work!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 7

NatureFest 2016

at Snug Harbor Culture Center (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 a.m.
The Museum’s annual environmental fair will include free activities for children and adults, nature walks, information tables, and arts and crafts.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May 7

Historical Walk: Jane's River Sisters

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Jane Jacobs may have never set foot in the South Bronx, but there are many examples of how community activism has made neighborhoods all but written off in the 1960s. Join our…
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Hiking
Free!

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Event
May 7

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Learn about warblers through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

May 7

Amazing Bronx River Flotilla

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us as we kick off our paddling season with our annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla and help us raise vital funds for our canoe program.
Category: Nature, Festivals, History, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

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