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Alley Pond Environmental Center
More than one hundred acres of woodlands, trails, streams and ponds, plus a nature center that offers classes, a wildlife tracking seminar and a hands-on animal center. Daily ...
This all-in-one play space offers enrichment classes in cooking, ballet, art, music, soccer and language, in addition to an adjacent boutique and saloon.
Art Farm in the City, the
Children and adults alike take pleasure in the programs at this educational petting zoo, which features music, baking and animal-care classes for tots and parents to enjoy. ...
The southernmost tip of Manhattan is home to a lush park boasting a serene waterfront. Free. Daily 6 a.m.- midnight.
Blue Heron Park Preserve
These 236.26 acres attract bird-watchers, nature enthusiasts and hikers setting out on one of several walking trails. The park's Nature Center has classrooms and a library, ...
Body Worlds: Pulse
The exhibition uncovers the mysteries of the human body through plastination, a technique which preserves donated human specimens for the purpose of education. Opens Apr. 26 ...
Named after the seaside resort of Brighton, England, this waterfront community, a part of Coney Island, is known for its boardwalk dining and vibrant multicultural ...
Exhibits featuring rare mammals, birds and reptiles, plus natural habitats for many species, are on display at the largest urban zoo in the United States. Apr.-Oct.: Mon-Fri ...
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Fifty-two acres showcase more than 11,000 different kinds of plants, including magnolia and cherry trees, narcissus and native trout lilies. Nov. 8-Mar 11: Tues-Fri 8 ...
Brooklyn Bridge Park
This small park, currently undergoing renovation and expansion, boasts stunning views of John Augustus and Washington Roebling's iconic bridge and offers grassy knolls, a ...
This well-groomed oasis, located in the heart of Midtown behind the main branch of the New York Public Library, offers free tai chi and yoga classes, poetry and fiction ...
Carl Schurz Park
Adjacent to Gracie Mansion, this picturesque park plays host to two dog runs, a spacious promenade and a playground, plus views of Randall's and Roosevelt islands and the ...
Castle Clinton National Monument
Located in Battery Park, this historic fort was built to defend New York Harbor during the War of 1812 and was renamed Castle Clinton in 1821 to honor onetime mayor and ...
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
The world's largest cathedral, and one of the most elegant, with a 601-foot interior, superb stained-glass windows and a museum featuring a pantheon of religious art. Though ...
Stretching from 59th to 110th sts. and between Fifth Ave. and Central Park West, the popular urban paradise-New York City's backyard-spans 843 lush acres containing ...