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Fall leaves
November brings a waterfowl workshop, fall foliage walks, clairvoyant housewives and more!
Fall foliage
Fort Wadsworth, 11/8
Hike the Overlook loop to see fall foliage with a park ranger. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. There will be a second hike 11/15.
Sandy Hook, 11/14
Join a park ranger on a walk through the Sandy Hook maritime holly forest. Learn how the plants and animals adapt to this extreme ecosystem.

Fort Tilden path
Fort Tilden, 11/15
Explore the mysterious back woods of Fort Tilden with American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen. Search for signs of winter wildlife and the see the little-known WWII fortifications.

Tenement kitchen
Tenement Museum, 11/11
Hear about the fortune teller's role in immigrant communities and tour one clairvoyant's early 20th c. tenement home. 

St. Paul_s steeple
St. Paul's Church, 11/14
Join Columbia University's Dr. Richard R. John as he explores the history of freedom of the press in America.

Bird watchers
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, 11/14
Learn to identify the many species of ducks and geese that winter in New York City. With Don Riepe. Space is limited. Registration required. 
Starry sky
Great Kills, 11/14
Floyd Bennett Field, 11/20
Marvel at the night sky with the Amateur Astronomer's Association.

Surf fishing
Sandy Hook, 11/7
Spend a day at the beach learning the basics of casting, knot tying, lure/bait selection and "reading" the beach with Jeff Dement, Littoral Society Fish Tagging Director.
Federal Hall
Coming in December!
Federal Hall, 12/4
Volunteer as an onboard Guide for a new Trails & Rails program sponsored by the National Parks of New York Harbor. Learn the ropes at this eight-hour workshop. 

Find more events on our calendar.