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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 2,477 events
from March 24, 2012 (x) to June 28, 2017
in Birding (x) & Nature (x) categories

Friday, December 25, 2015

Dec25

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

Dec25

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 26, 2015

Dec26

Family Art Project: Winter Birdy Marionettes

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Have you seen any downy woodpeckers, chickadees or eastern towhees lately? See which of these black and white winter birds can be spotted setting up house at Wave Hill this winter.…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec26

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

Dec26

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec26

Christmas and New Year's Holiday

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for educational programming to ring in the new year.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Nature, Games, History, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec26

Primitive Survival Skills

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water?
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec26

Birding: Jamaica Bay

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec26

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dec27

Winter Photography Hike (light)

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of outdoor photography and practice your skills as you are guided past amazing views and natural wonders found in Astoria Park.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Must See
Event

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