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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, February 13, 2016

Feb 13

Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Valentine's Day
Free!

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Kids
Feb 13

Crazy for Composting

at New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
These Q&A sessions provide the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level.
Category: Education
Free!

Feb 13

Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. …
Category: Art, Seniors
Free!

Feb 13

Birding: Winter Birds

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. This program will focus on the different bird species which spend their winters in our NYC Parks.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Feb 13

Great Backyard Bird Count

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join QBG for this 19th annual bird counting event and add your results to the world totals.
Category: Birding
Free!

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Feb 13

Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.
Category: Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 13

Playwriting for Adults

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults.
Category: Education, Art
Free!

Feb 13

Nature's Workshop: Weather Exploration and Monitoring

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Learn about weather, anomalies, and our changing climate through fun weather experiments.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 13

Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers tell you the story of the early residents and history of Inwood Hill Park. Program includes both and indoor and outdoor portion.
Category: Nature, History, Hiking
Free!

Feb 13

Winter Journal Writing

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us this winter for the Nature's Workshop series. Record your observations on a nature exploration hike with the Rangers.
Category: Nature, Kids, Hiking
Free!

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