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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 195 events
from January 16, 2018 to September 15, 2018
in Education (x) category

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Winter Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us for Bird Walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Waterfront, Wildlife

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Category: Accessible, Education


Le Petit Art - Adults

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Seniors


The Farm to Garden Movement—Deborah Needleman, in conversation with Sarah Ryhanen and Jenny Elliott

at NY School of Interior Design, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Sarah Ryhanen and Jenny Elliott, in discussion with writer and editor Deborah Needleman, show slides of their work as they talk about the latest trends in flowers, floristry and growing.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks


The Climate Reality Project Presentation

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the climate crisis.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks

Must See

ConEdison Family Science Nights: Animal Adaptations

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Investigate what equips animals to survive, including an up-close look at some live animals!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

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Thursday, January 18, 2018


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors


Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours


People Power Within NYC Local Government

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn about the roles and responsibilities of key city government departments and officials – in particular those who have funding and oversight on issues that impact the work of gardeners.
Category: Education

Must See

Seed Starting Workshop

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Start spring early and get a head start on growing with seeds and plant cuttings. Learn strategies for good seed germination, including scarification and stratification methods.
Category: Education, Nature

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