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from February 6, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feb 27

Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Leave winter behind. Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then make a desert mirage.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

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Kids
Feb 27

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 27

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Feb 27

GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning

at Drew Gardens, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover and practice how to prune the different types of fruit trees. We will prune at the ideal time of year, in late winter.
Category: Education
Free!

Feb 27

Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo

at Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, Festivals, Kids, Lunar New Year

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Feb 27

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 27

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 27

Volunteer Open House

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet department representatives and seasoned volunteers to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer at Queens Botanical Garden!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Feb 27

Lighthouses of the Greenbelt

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the two lighthouses that border the Greenbelt, and the importance of lighthouses in Staten Island's history.
Category: Education, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 27

Cooking Demo: Cooking with Vanilla

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Watch as a chef from Wave Hill prepares some delicious dishes and take a stroll to the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory to meet our very own vanilla plant and some of its lovely relatives.
Category: Education, Food, Talks

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