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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 411 events
from May 24, 2017 to November 12, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jun 3

Storefront Science: All About Plants

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Dr. A for a bunch of plant-based experiments—how they grow, what they look like inside—and take home your own potted herb!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing sports in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature
Free!

Jun 3

Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization. Come view original artwork celebrating nature…
Category: Birding, Nature, Art, Wildlife
Free!

Jun 3

Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing

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

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Fitness, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Jun 3

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 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, National Trails Day
Free!

Jun 3

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Marine Park, Brooklyn

6:00 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. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Family Camping
Free!

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jun 4

Trains to Trails: Staten Island Hiking

at MTA Staten Island Railway-Tottenville Station, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on National Trails Day for our first Trains to Trails hike wfrom the SIR Tottenville station through Conference House, Long Pond Park, and Mt. Loretto, then back to the station.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking, National Trails Day
Free!

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Event
Jun 4

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Discovery Day is a one-day opportunity to visit normally closed sections of Freshkills Park before they open to the public.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Fitness, Tours, Volunteer, Outdoor Fitness, Hiking, National Trails Day
Free!

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Event
Jun 4

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 4

15th Annual Drums Along the Hudson

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts. and visits from Captain Planet.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Dance, Nature, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Food
Free!

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