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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 2,910 events
from March 3, 2012 (x) to September 15, 2018
in Birding (x) & Nature (x) categories

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nov10

Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
For this unique show, a collection of photographs by Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP and his late father Irwin Silver are displayed side by side.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Nov10

Greenbelt Peepers

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Nov10

Tree Tots

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for three- and four-year-old tots.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Nov10

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Nov10

Fall Foliage Walk

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.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Category: Nature, Tours, Fall Foliage, Waterfront
Free!

Nov10

CANCELLED: Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Nov10

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, November 11, 2016

Nov11

Exhibition - My Father's Son: Photographs by Irwin Silver and Mitchell Silver

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
For this unique show, a collection of photographs by Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP and his late father Irwin Silver are displayed side by side.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Nov11

Of Nature: Symposium

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

10:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
How do artists engage communities, increase awareness about urban ecology and conduct projects that remediate environmental problems? Be part of the conversation.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks

Nov11

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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