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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 11–20 out of 123 events
from February 26, 2017 to August 19, 2017
in Education (x) category

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mar 4

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Mar 4

Birding: Winter Birds

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles, peregrine falcons, red-tailed hawks, snowy owls, and many more bird species.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Mar 4

Historic Walking Tour: St. Mary’s Park & Its 17th Century Roots

at Jackson Avenue Train Station, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx Co. Historical Society for a walking tour of St. Mary’s Park, visiting the sites of lost landmarks which highlight the park's deep roots in Bronx history.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks

Mar 4

GreenThumb Workshop: Starting Seeds

at Praxis Warren Residence, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

Mar 4

Nature's Music Workshop

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover which trees and natural materials are used to build modern day and tribal musical instruments. Registration Required.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar 4

Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Ever wonder how squirrels are able to thrive in an urban environment? Learn about the basic biology and habits of these abundant and curious mammals.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

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Event
Mar 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Women Who Read Are Dangerous

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries?
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, Festivals, History, Women's History Month, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Mar 4

Astronomy: The Night Sky

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mar 5

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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
Free!

Mar 5

Fire Making Skills

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration Required.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

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