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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, March 12, 2016

Mar 12

Fire-Making Skills

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 03/02/15.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Mar 12

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

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Mar 12

Goalball

at Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:45 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.
Category: Accessible, Sports

Mar 12

CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

Mar 12

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Mar 12

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!

Mar 12

Gardening Workshop: Terrariums

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Design and plant your own fanciful landscape in a glass jar with a selection of diminutive plants, perfect for the home or office.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature

Mar 12

Ecology and Urbanity: The Past, Present and Future of Manhattan Island

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about the historic ecology of Manhattan island, and current and future urban planning in Northern Manhattan.
Category: History, Talks

Mar 12

Drawing the Sequential Life

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

2:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Bronx Heroes artist Ray Felix and learn how to do story boarding and tell stories through graphic art.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art
Free!

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Event
Mar 12

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at oneā€¦
Category: Art, History, Women's History Month

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