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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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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Apr 5

Kids Nature Hike (light)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature found on the forest floor.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 5

Nature Scavenger Hunt

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.
Get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 5

Spring Break at Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 5

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr 5

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Apr 6

Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The exhibition reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of NYC's avian wildlife and habitats.
Category: Art
Free!

Apr 6

Kids Week Manhattan: Bird Migration

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.
The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself…
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Spring Break at Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr 6

Tartan Week Lunchtime Concerts

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The American Scottish Foundation brings a bit of Scotland to the park with a series of lunchtime musical and cultural performances to celebrate Tartan Week.
Category: Concerts, Festivals
Free!

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