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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feb 16

Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Animal Exploration

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn to recognize difference between invertebrates, fish, birds, and much more.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: Celebrate Black History Month—George Washington Carver Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids, Black History Month, School Break

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program you will learn how to use items found in nature to create survival situation shelters.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Brooklyn: Revolutionary History and Colonial Games

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Today step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Queens: Reptiles and Amphibians

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Armor Week Family Workshop: Armored Dwellings

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Using natural and recycled materials, jewels and metallic paints, build and decorate your dwelling, then illuminate it with miniature LED lights.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Best for Kids, School Break

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours, Black History Month
Free!

Feb 16

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 16

Le Petit Art

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.
Category: Art
Free!

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