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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 1–10 out of 2,471 events
from January 14, 2012 (x) to June 28, 2017
in Nature (x) category

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dec16

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec16

GreenThumb Workshop: Composting Leaves in the Garden

at El Coqui Community Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The com­post increases the porosity of the soil, raises the fertility, diminishes the strain on landfills and creates a living “blanket” over your plants.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dec17

GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health

at GreenThumb Compound, Queens

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it grows in.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Dec18

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

Dec18

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!

Dec18

Green Girls After School Program

at IS 204. 36th Avenue and 28th Street. Long Island City.

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Green Girls is an innovative program that inspires early adolescents to excel as environmental scientists, media artists and stewards of New York City’s precious natural…
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec19

Parkchester Historic Walk Tour

at Zaro's Bakery

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bronx Co. Historical Society tour guide Nestor Danyluk will lead a historic tour of Parkchester, enriched with local history and lore.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Tours, Talks, Hiking

Dec19

Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Walk among Wave Hill’s majestic conifers with their wonderful scents and textures. Then, using live pine boughs we provide, create a winter wonderland resembling a snow globe.…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec19

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
In this program participants will learn about fire safety and different methods for creating and sustaining fire in a wilderness situation.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec19

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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