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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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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Apr 16

NYC Family Strong Party for Prevention

at 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
New York City kids are our kids. Come out to St. Mary's Park in Mott Haven for a fun-filled, family-friendly event featuring live entertainment, games and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 16

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Apr 16

CANCELLED: It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park

at Tompkinsville Park at Victory Boulevard (in Tompkinsville Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, Corner of Victory Avenue and Bay Street (in Tompkinsville Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The volunteers will be raking leaves, planting, and doing overall park beautification. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Apr 16

Bronx Crime & Noir Writer's Society: Writing Series

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This casual writers meeting gathers the third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

Apr 16

Ranger's Choice: A DIY Guide to Camping

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn what everyday items can be used to make DIY camping gear to save you money and maximize your fun. To register visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 6.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Apr 16

Central Park Arches and Bridges South

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Get ready to stroll through the south half of Central Park and experience the beautiful arches and bridges and some of the stories behind them.
Category: History, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 16

Spring Forward Festival

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled day of indoor and outdoor fitness activities promoting health as well as physical fitness for all age groups.
Category: Festivals, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Apr 16

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Apr 16

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 16

CANCELLED: Playwriting for Adults

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults.
Category: Education, Art
Free!

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