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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 111–120 out of 605 events
from May 20, 2018 to December 26, 2018
in Education (x) category

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
As part of the annual World Science Festival, we will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count what species of fish we find. Join us for this fun waterside event!
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jun 3

The New York City Naturalist Club: World Environment Day

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Ahead of World Environment Day, join our park Rangers on a hike through Central Park as we discuss ways participants can continue to be conscious of their environment.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Jun 3

Family Art Project: A Turtle’s Pace

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack as part of Wave Hill's Turtle Day.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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

Jun 3

Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The common snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle. It is estimated that they can live 30 to 40 years in the wild, perhaps even longer.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Jun 3

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

16th 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!

Must See
Event
Jun 3

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.
Category: Education, Art, History

Jun 3

Turtle & Shell Show and Tell

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

1:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Our youngest visitors and their families are invited to drop by this informal info station to see turtle shells, eggs and meet a live turtle.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Talks, Wildlife

Best For
Kids

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