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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 18, 2015 to February 27, 2016
in Education (x) category

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Apr19

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

Apr19

Central Park: 59th St. Pond Discovery Walk for Families

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around Central Park's 59th St. Pond and learn together through hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Family Open House: Hands-On History

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Drop in during this open house for hands-on learning, colonial crafts, and a scavenger hunt.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus,and decomposition.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Soarin' Over Staten Island

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Half hawk watch, half kite festival, and all fun! A windy spring weekend is the perfect time to head to the top of Freshkills Park’s North Park and look for migrant hawks.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Art, Festivals, Kids, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr19

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr19

Historic House Tour: Behind the Dutch Doors

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Visit New York City’s oldest house and step back in time! Learn about early Dutch colonial architecture inside the city's last remaining New Netherland structure.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr19

Earth Day in Union Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Events in Union Square include an exhibit on sharing economy, information on local businesses, a green travel exhibition, kids' activities and entertainment, live music & entertainment.
Category: Education, Nature, Games, Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Walking Tour: 19th-Century Landmark Treasures of Noho

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks.
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours

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