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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, April 9, 2016

Apr 9

Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours

Apr 9

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Alliance educators at the Pop-Up Audubon II tent to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Feral Cat Caretaker Certificate

at United Community Centers, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will become a Certified TNR Caretaker and be eligible for free or low services and support.
Category: Education
Free!

Apr 9

Greenbelt Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous)

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

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Apr 9

$5 Family Fun Day: Remember the Ladies

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
$5 Family Fun Day: Remember the Ladies at Van Cortlandt House Museum
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Apr 9

Eco Art Social: Nature Notebook

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Explore the natural world and record what inspires you! Learn the basics of keeping a nature journal.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Apr 9

Black Out Poetry Session: Family Activity Day

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The workshop will teach participants how to create a black out design around words chosen as their poem. Participants will create a work of art to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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