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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 14, 2012 (x) to June 30, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug26

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Aug26

Summer Children's Garden Program

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park), Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Children ages 7-12 are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to explore the garden and connect with nature.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Stories in the Garden: How Does Your Garden Grow?

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
As any gardener will tell you, what you sow is not always what you reap. This week, listen to stories and sing songs about unexpected harvests, unintentional gardens and surprise garden visitors.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Wednesday Night Tours: The Awesome Oyster

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Discover the history of the awesome eastern oyster.
Category: Nature, Tours

Aug26

Inwood Lecture Series: Lost Inwood On The Back Porch - On The Map

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
This week’s Lost Inwood On the Back Porch will be a program illustrating how Inwood has been portrayed on maps over the past four hundred years.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Talks
Free!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Aug27

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Aug27

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.
Category: Education, Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Aug28

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: Nature, History, Tours

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.2:45 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!

Aug28

Family Camping at Marine Park

at Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life…
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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