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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 1–10 out of 58 events
from March 29, 2017 to October 14, 2017
in Talks (x) category

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Science of The Living City Presents: City of Trees: A Film Screening

at Pace University, Manhattan

5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join us at Pace University to watch City of Trees and participate in a dynamic conversation on themes including community engagement, environmental justice, employment barriers, racial…
Category: Nature, Talks

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Apr 6

Artist Talk with Zane York

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lifes and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in "Nature Morte".
Category: Education, Art, Talks, Seniors

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Apr 9

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.…
Category: Education, History, Tours, Talks

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Apr 9

Nature Program: The Incredible Journey of the American Eel

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hear how scientists, students and community volunteers are working together to gather vital information about local eel populations by catching, counting, and releasing thousands of tiny “glass eels”.
Category: Nature, Talks

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Poetry with Brooklyn College MFA

at Kinokuniya Bookstore, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Bryant Park Corp. and the the poets of Brooklyn College MFA for an evening of poetry.
Category: Art, Talks

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Artist Talk: Photographing Animals with Robin Schwartz

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Robin Schwartz will discuss how to photograph animals in a variety of situations, as well as her long-term portrait project of her daughter, Amelia.
Category: Education, Art, Talks

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Earth Day Insect Expedition

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Check out live and preserved insects on display, then explore Wave Hill with insect guru Lawrence Forcella to hunt for native creatures in their garden habitats.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks

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Saturday, April 29, 2017


Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.
Category: Nature, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks


Cooking Demo–A Tasty Tree: Cooking with Juniper

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day explains the origin of this evocative spice while a chef from Great Performances inspires with some freshly prepared recipes.
Category: Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Food, Talks

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day Festival

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day to get up-close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more/
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Talks

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