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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 February 12, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb 14

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (vigorous)

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On Urban Park Ranger hikes explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests. Vigorous hikes may include long distances, with hills and rugged terrain.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Feb 14

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Moderate hikes are longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Feb 14

Love Rally

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This Valentine’s Day, the Love Rally will bring together diverse communities and celebrate common humanity through speakers, plays, and music.
Category: Valentine's Day
Free!

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Feb 14

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 14

17th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival

at Mott Street and Hector Street, Manhattan, Grand Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join the colorful parade in celebration of the year of the monkey, through Manhattan's Chinatown.
Category: Dance, Festivals, Valentine's Day, Lunar New Year
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 14

Amorous Animals

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a presentation on the courtship ritual of animals, followed by a short walk (weather permitting).
Category: Education, Kids, Valentine's Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 14

Gilded Age Glamour Exhibition Opening

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Featuring garments dating primarily to 1870–1900, this fashion exhibition reflects the continuing history of the mansion beyond the Bartow family.
Category: Education, Art, History
Free!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Feb 15

Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service.
Category: Art, History, Black History Month
Free!

Feb 15

St. Mary's Recreation Center Open House

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Recreation Center will open its doors on Presidents Day to Mott Haven and surrounding communities for a free open house.
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

Feb 15

Kids Week Brooklyn: Maps and Compasses

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, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

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