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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 71–80 out of 236 events
from October 18, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct28

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York! Plus, bring your pup to the costume contest!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Halloween, Waterfront, Fall Festivals
Free!

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Oct28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Day of the Dead Celebration

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with live music, traditional dance and parade, Calaveras Literarias (poetry readings), community altars, art workshops, and much more.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, History, Seniors, Fall Festivals
Free!

Oct28

Art & Nature—Social Communication in the Insect World: Video Screening and Science Talk

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn how social insects—ants, bees, termites and more—have long inspired the imagination of artists and the curiosity of scientists.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Talks, Wildlife

Oct28

Free Tour of Washington Square Park

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour, and learn about this iconic park past and present.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Oct28

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Oct28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Conversation Series

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Associate Photo Editor for TIME and Kids Magazine, Nataki Alexander-Hewling for an afternoon of visual and spoken conversation...
Category: Accessible, Nature, Art, Film, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct29

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, Tours, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Flora and Fauna Walk of Highbridge Park with Leslie Day

at Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue Entrance to Highbridge Park (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Come on a morning nature walk through Highbridge Park, an ideal spot to see many species of animals, insects, and birds. J
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, Fall Foliage, Wildlife
Free!

Oct29

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

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