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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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from October 16, 2012 (x) to April 25, 2026

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apr 8

Kids Week Bronx: Raptors

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Today's topic is raptors. New York City is home for many types of raptors from red tail hawks to American kestrels.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Kids Week Queens: Outdoor Skills for Kids

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Do you know about proper hiking gear? Do you want to learn how to use a compass? These are just examples of the type of skills you may learn to accomplish during this program.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Kids Week Staten Island: Pond Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore the Blue Heron pond and enjoy learning about the fascinating invertebrates found just below the surface. Be prepared to get your hands wet.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Recycle-To-Art

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Kids Week Manhattan: Insects

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist for a day and learn why all insects are bugs but not necessarily all bugs are insects.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Incredible Edible Cell: Under the Microscope

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
In this fun activity, participants will learn about the smallest units of living matter: the cell. We will take a look at different types of cells under the microscope then learn…
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym

at West Bronx Recreation Center, Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Sports

Apr 8

Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Apr 8

Artist Talk with Alan Messer In Conjunction with Exhibition: Conserving Our City of Nature

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year.…
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Art, History, Talks
Free!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Apr 9

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness
Free!

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