Tag Archives: Nature

4th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Gardening Workshop: Healthy Compost
Learn several different methods to create and maintain a compost pile, which can serve as the foundation for healthy garden soil all year long. Please come prepared to touch dirt! Ages 7+.  
by Truly Johnson
2nd Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
World Wetlands Day at Seagirt Avenue Wetlands
Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife. Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from […]
by Truly Johnson
28th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Living with White-Tailed Deer
Explore the Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers as they search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
by Truly Johnson
16th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Family Christmas Bird Count
Blooming Naturalists of all ages can join a tradition more than 100 years in the making. Join Prospect Park Alliance in this nationwide bird census that helps conservation researchers track the long-term health of bird populations.
by Truly Johnson
11th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Workshop for New Volunteers: How to Get Involved With Your Park
Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, we will share all of the ways that people can get […]
by Truly Johnson
24th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Annual Day after Thanksgiving Hike
Join the Greenbelt educators for our fourteenth annual day after Thanksgiving hike in the Greenbelt’s serene woods. This hike will include a brief visit to the LaTourette house.    We will be out for approximately 2.5 hours, and the pace is moderate.  We usually have a large group for this event so it’s fun!  Suitable […]
by Truly Johnson
15th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
EDUCATIONAL GREEN ROOFS CONFERENCE
Opening Remarks by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Closing Remarks by Council Member Corey Johnson Green roofs can be used as outdoor classrooms all year round to study important topics such as weather patterns, the water cycle, climate change, air and water quality, stormwater management, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity; they can also be great spaces for stretching, […]
by Sophie Freedman
14th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Hort Tour: Trees
Learn more about the Park in our Hort Tours. From the lush gardens, to the towering tree canopy, each tour will have a specific focus, making each experience fun and full of surprises. This November 14, please join us for our Hort Tour: Trees, exploring one of the most enigmatic features of Madison Square Park: the arboretum. […]
by Truly Johnson
3rd Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Invasive Species Summit: Restoration and Long-Term Management
Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity worldwide, second only to habitat loss. In this enlightening summit in Ross Hall, five experts share their hard-won insights about best practices to manage and restore ecosystems, and engage in audience conversation about how to establish goals, prioritize, take action to implement projects, and overcome challenges to […]
by Truly Johnson
29th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Forest Crew
Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly and monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity. College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green collar field […]
by Sophie Freedman
11th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Farm Open Hours
Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants. This event repeats every week on Wednesday between 6/7/2017 and 10/25/2017.
by jianzhi
1st Sep 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Central Park Moonlight Ride
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West) A fun, relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park highlighting its beautiful ponds, waterways, vistas, and structures. More about the Central Park Moonlight ride here
by chad
29th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
HIGH LINE TOUR: FROM FREIGHT TO FLOWERS
Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Weekly guided walking tours are free 75-minute-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides, will offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape. Free public tours take place twice a week on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays […]
by jianzhi
20th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Hands-On-Hort: Fungi
We are excited for you to join our Hands-On-Hort Workshop, focusing on Fungi. Led by expert the New York Mycological Society, this workshop will explore the hidden world of fungus. Visitors of all ages will be able to learn more about the fungal specimens that are crucial to keeping a healthy ecosystem. The New York Mycological Society is nonprofit […]
by jianzhi
15th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Painting Nature with the Art Student's League
This event repeats every week on Tuesday between 6/13/2017 and 8/22/2017. Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with the help of Art Student’s League’s Pedro Rodriguez. It’s a cool activity for a hot day. Supplies will be provided!
by jianzhi
14th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond Tour
Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park’s three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds […]
by gabrielav
4th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Discovery Walks for Families: Belvedere's Kingdom
Explore the landscape surrounding Belvedere Castle in full spring glory—the expansive views from Vista Rock, colorful blooms of Shakespeare Garden, and the diverse flora and fauna of Turtle Pond. Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, […]
by gabrielav
3rd Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The North Woods Tour
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. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, […]
by gabrielav