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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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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Apr17

Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.
Category: Art
Free!

Apr17

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The artists featured in STRATA, Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh, collect and arrange artifacts from the urban environment and create abstract compositions.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art
Free!

Apr17

Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance

at McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Apr17

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

at Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

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Apr17

Insect Exploration

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.
Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Category: Nature, Kids, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the…
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Insect Exploration

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

10:00 a.m.
Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Category: Nature, Kids, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Culinary Kids Food Festival

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.
Join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Food

Best For
Kids
Apr17

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.
Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.
Category: Nature, Art, Seniors

Apr17

Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water. You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet…
Free!

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