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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 19, 2015 to April 25, 2026

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Apr19

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

Apr19

New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park

at Columbus Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park), Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them…
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Apr19

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.
Category: Nature

Apr19

Central Park: 59th St. Pond Discovery Walk for Families

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around Central Park's 59th St. Pond and learn together through hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Tree Giveaway

at A. Badillo Community Rose Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
GreenThumb and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are teaming up to bring you free trees as part of the Million TreesNYC initiative!
Category: Nature
Free!

Apr19

Family Art Project: Connect the Aquatic Dots

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Make your own image of Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden—the site of this spring’s 50th-anniversary art installation. Then let visiting artist Melissa Brown take you through…
Category: Nature, Art, Kids

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Family Open House: Hands-On History

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Drop in during this open house for hands-on learning, colonial crafts, and a scavenger hunt.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

at Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury!
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Games, Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus,and decomposition.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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