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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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Friday, April 8, 2016

Apr 8

Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 a.m.
Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict outdoor life, including recreational sports and quiet contemplation.
Category: Nature, Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Apr 8

The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium

at New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of orchids.
Category: Nature

Apr 8

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Category: Art, Volunteer, Seniors
Free!

Apr 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Apr 8

Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Apr 8

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
Apr 8

The Urban Agriculture and Green Careers Fair

at The Brooklyn College Student Center, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Stop by to talk with industry professionals, college and university staff, and local community organizations about available career pathways in the field.
Free!

Apr 8

Women's History Month: Seasonal Arts & Crafts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Make arts and crafts items relating to celebrity women from the Bronx.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Apr 8

Performance: Tamar Ettun and the Moving Company

at Bryant Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Inflatables, sound, and dance combine to create an immersive psychological landscape commenting on desire.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Art, Seniors
Free!

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