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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 305 events
from July 29, 2016 to November 27, 2016
in Nature (x) category

Friday, August 5, 2016

Aug 5

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug 5

Hike and Draw

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Aug 5

Family Camping: Queens

at Fort Totten Park, Queens

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Category: Nature
Free!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Sifting Saturdays: QBG Farm and Compost Volunteer Opportunities

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
For the last stage in the composting process, sift cured compost that will be used on the farm at Queens Botanical Garden to enrich the soil.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug 6

Green Neighborhoods: North Shore

at Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in collaboration with the Natural Areas Conservancy for a special North Shore Green Neighborhood event!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug 6

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!

Aug 6

Helping Hummingbirds

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about these beautiful birds of the Greenbelt and how you can help them this summer. Hike in search of hummingbirds, and make a nectar feeder to take home.
Category: Nature

Aug 6

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Aug 6

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

Aug 6

Seasonal Ferments Workshop

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
In this workshop, we’ll explore and craft sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream.
Category: Education, Nature

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