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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 561 events
from February 14, 2016 to January 28, 2017
in Kids (x) category

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb 14

Winter Birding at Wave Hill

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalistGabriel…
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Valentine's Day, Seniors

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Feb 14

Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Valentine's Day
Free!

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Feb 14

Family Nature Walk

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission…
Category: Nature, Kids, Valentine's Day, Seniors

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Kids
Feb 14

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

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Kids
Feb 14

Amorous Animals

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a presentation on the courtship ritual of animals, followed by a short walk (weather permitting).
Category: Education, Kids, Valentine's Day
Free!

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Kids

Monday, February 15, 2016

Feb 15

Kids Week Brooklyn: Maps and Compasses

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

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Kids
Feb 15

Kids Week Bronx: Patterns in Nature

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your hiking shoes ready as we explore Van Cortlandt Park in search for geometry and patterns in nature. Become inspired to create your own environmental art.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

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Kids
Feb 15

Kids Week Queens: Creepy Insects and Crafts

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Conquer your fears and curiosity surrounding insects. Learn about their amazing adaptations and be inspired to create invertebrate arts. All materials are provided.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

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Kids
Feb 15

Kids Week Staten Island: Meet the Critters

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the adaptations and behavior for many types of different animals, which you can find in NYC Parks.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

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Kids
Feb 15

Kids Week Manhattan: Geology Rocks!

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Discover how we use rocks everyday and get a chance to explore large outcroppings and small pebbles up close.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

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Kids

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