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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.

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from April 30, 2016 to January 28, 2017
in Education (x) category

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

Birdwatching at the Ridgewood Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Start your day off with an early morning bird-watching walk around the Ridgewood Reservoir.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Family Art Project: Buds, Buds, Buds

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Cherry Blossom Festivals

Must See
Event
May 1

Seeds under the Spotlight

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hike to find seeds in their many forms, then use high-powered microscopes to discover how they move and grow.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Spring Break in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, History, Best for Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Bird's Eye Tour of the Heather Garden

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, and learn about the abundant and beautiful birds that make Fort Tryon Park their home.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May 1

Gardening Demo: Growing Trees and Shrubs in Containers

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh as he shares tips on planting and caring for a variety of ornamental woody plants.
Category: Education, Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

May 1

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, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Inside/Outside: Behind the Scenes at the Oldest Building in Queens

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Special tours of the inside and outside of one of Queen's oldest buildings.
Category: Accessible, Education, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

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