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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 41–50 out of 77 events
from December 2, 2016 to August 19, 2017
in Education (x) category

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec17

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Dec17

Cold Weather Survival

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec17

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec17

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dec18

What Do Animals Do During Winter?

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Dr. A for an exploration of the changes animals undergo before and during winter.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec18

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dec19

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the Park's northernmost highlights, including Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dec21

Mental Health First Aid Certification Workshop

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

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a FREE Mental Health First Aid program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their…
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dec22

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dec23

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

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