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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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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Apr12

Food Truck Rally

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Try a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.
Category: Markets, Food
Free!

Apr12

Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (Moderate)

at 73rd Avenue and Hollis Hills Terrace (in Cunningham Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.
Hike a historic section of the Queens Greenway that at one time was part of private road built by the Vanderbilt family in 1908.
Category: Nature
Free!

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Apr12

Celebrate Earth Day Upcycle Art

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day early and learn more about conservation efforts you can do at home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Birding

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Birding for Beginners

at High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Apr12

Spring Break at 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: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: History, Tours

Apr12

Poetry in the Garden - Haiku Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Poetry Month at Queens Botanical Garden! Using haiku as a point of departure, enjoy a Garden stroll to get your creative juices flowing.
Category: Art

Apr12

Build a Bird Feeder

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

1:00 p.m.
At this time of year, birds of all different colors and sizes travel through New York City.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

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