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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 61–70 out of 181 events
from February 26, 2017 to June 28, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Friday, March 17, 2017

Mar17

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, March 18, 2017

Mar18

Discovery Hike: Spring Forward

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Search for signs of spring along this round-trip hike. This hike will be approximately one hour long and is suitable for children aged six and older.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar18

Garden & Conservatory 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. Free with admission to the grounds.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar18

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!

Mar18

Living with Urban Coyotes

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program will teach participants about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Mar18

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!

Mar18

Nocturnal Hike (light)

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Interesting birds and raccoons are among the many animals that call Flushing Meadows Corona Park home.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mar19

Trail of the Month: Multipurpose Trail

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
We will hike a portion of the trail along Forest Hill Road before returning to the Nature Center. This is a fast-paced, three- to four-mile hike.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Mar19

Prospect Park Orienteering Course

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Participants will use maps and compasses to locate hidden markers in the park. Maps and compasses will be provided.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar19

Women's History Month Hike (moderate)

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Women's History Month with this hike highlighting the environmental activism efforts of Gertrude Waldeyer and other women significant to parks in Bayside and Douglaston.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Women's History Month, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event

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