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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 41–50 out of 1,095 events
from January 18, 2018 to December 29, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jan20

High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers

at Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Jan20

How to Use Your Brown Bin

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Come learn tips and tricks for keeping your trash, recycling, and organics areas clean and easy to manage.
Category: Education
Free!

Jan20

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan20

Elmhurst Stop 'N' Swap

at PS 13 Clement C. Moore, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce waste sent to landfills.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Jan20

Survival Series #1: Fire Making Skills

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Jan20

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

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Event
Jan20

Seasonal Jewelry Making

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Create winter-inspired jewelry both crafted and upcycled materials. Learn introductory techniques and make easy-to-love pieces! Ages 12+.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Jan20

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

Jan20

Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Times in the Bronx

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Dr. Gary Hermalyn, CEO of the Bronx Historical Society, will celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday with an illustrated presentation about his famous work experience living in the Bronx.
Category: Accessible, History, Talks
Free!

Jan20

Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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