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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.

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from January 22, 2018 to September 15, 2018
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Saturday, January 27, 2018


Inwood Hill Park Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join Mike Feller for a walk in the woods to see how nature copes with the short days and low temperature of winter and how it prepares for the coming spring.
Category: Education, Nature


Forest Park Trail Work

at Metropolitan Ave & Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park!
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Hiking


CANCELLED: 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


Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids

Best For

Historic New York: Survival During the American Revolution

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Harsh winters forced the Continental Army to fight for their lives. Learn about their secrets of survival during this arduous time and strife in American history.
Category: Education, History

Must See

Animal Adaptations

at Union Turnpike and 196th Street, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Adaptations are special characteristic that enable plants and animals to be successful in a particular environment. Our park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife


UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation and create your very own field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art


Bookmaking Workshop with Freshkills Park

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hear a brief overview of the Freshkills Park, then learn about native and invasive plants, observe plant samples, and make a field notebook using paper made from invasive phragmites!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For

Cooking Demo: Barking up the Right Tree—Cooking with Cinnamon

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Originating in East Asia, cinnamon has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies.
Category: Education, Food


Henna Workshop II

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this class, learn how to control the henna cone and other techniques of applying henna. You will become familiar with the unique characteristics of various regional styles.
Category: Education, Art

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