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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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Friday, April 24, 2015

Apr24

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr24

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
Category: Education
Free!

Apr24

Arbor Day

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance naturalists and learn about one of the most important ecological features in the park.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

5th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Shakespeare's 451st birthday by hearing all 154 sonnets read aloud by 154 readers. This is a truly a unique tribute to Shakespeare from the people of…
Category: Art, Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

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Apr24

Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.
Category: Education, Seniors
Free!

Apr24

Bryant Park Fencing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided. Call 212-382-2255 to pre-register.
Category: Education, Sports
Free!

Apr24

Seasonal Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

The Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit: Macbeth

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Arts, Culture & Fun for a free performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Edward Torres and presented by The Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit. A wicked…
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater, Seniors, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Apr25

Fifty Years of Tree Walks

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
To celebrate Arbor Day and Wave Hill’s 50th Anniversary, stroll through the gardens with staff horticultural interpreters to see extraordinary trees that have been planted in the…
Category: Nature, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Apr25

Van Cortlandt Track Club

at Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.
Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.
Category: Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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