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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 March 3, 2012 (x) to December 31, 2016
in Birding (x) & Nature (x) categories

Friday, September 25, 2015


Annual Plant Sale

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit The Shop for our popular annual sale of rare plants, superior cultivars, and top-notch performers specially selected by Wave Hill’s gardeners.
Category: Nature


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: Nature, History, Tours


CANCELLED: 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


CANCELLED: Earth Art at the Park

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Use materials such as soil, rock, organic media, and water to make ephemeral works of art.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Seniors

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature


Birding: Fall Migrants

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Category: Birding, Nature


Trees of Inwood Hill Park

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

9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Take a deep look at the deciduous trees and the ecological relationship between plants and animals as they go through the change of season from summer to autumn.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, Fall Foliage, Talks


Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront

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Birding: Brooklyn Road Trip

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Rangers are taking you on a road trip in search of early fall migrants.
Category: Birding, Nature


Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

at Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

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