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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 April 29, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Apr 30

Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Cherry Blossom Festivals

Must See
Event
Apr 30

Brooklyn Recreation Arts Partners: Pop-Up Gallery - 'Visual Pollution: MTA Ad Defacement'

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The exhibit features Loughran's oil painting series, Visual Pollution: MTA Ad Defacement. The series was inspired by altered or vandalized New York City subway ads.
Category: Art
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 30

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 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 30

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr 30

Nature Exploration Hike (light)

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

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!

Apr 30

It's My Park at Anibal Aviles Playground

at Anibal Aviles Playground, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join Friends of Anibal Aviles Playground as they beautify the park. We look forward to a great day in the park with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Apr 30

It's My Parkat Tappen Park

at Tappen Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help rake leaves, plant, and do overall park beautification.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Apr 30

Compost Giveaway

at 127 Street Farm Garden, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Harlem Grown is teaming up with the NYC Compost Project to bring free compost and fun events to Harlem!
Category: Nature
Free!

Apr 30

It's My Park at Beach 59th St Playground

at Beach 59th Street Comfort Station (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Beach 59th Street Playground Association to beautify Beach 59th Street Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Apr 30

Family Day at Amersfort Park

at Amersfort Park, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams for a fun-filled Family Day at Amersfort Park! DJ, carnival games, and other great family activities!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

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Kids

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