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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.

Viewing 1–10 out of 485 events
from April 23, 2017 to December 10, 2017
in Best for Kids (x) category

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Apr23

Family Art Project: Earth Day for Protecting Pollinators

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about how we can protect and support our environment and essential pollinators, like the honeybees who live at Wave Hill.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Freshwater Fishing

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Earth Day Insect Expedition

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Check out live and preserved insects on display, then explore Wave Hill with insect guru Lawrence Forcella to hunt for native creatures in their garden habitats.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Mother Earth Pow-Wow

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for this fun-filled Pow-Wow featuring indigenous music, dance, and art and crafts from North America, South America, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Dance, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr23

24th Annual Earthfest Celebration

at Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled day that includes a volunteer project, Urban Park Ranger information and display, a sensory garden, environmental displays, arts and crafts, music, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Tulip Time

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy tulip tours, bulb-planting demonstrations, crafts for kids, and thousands of spring tulips for your viewing pleasure.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.
Category: Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids

Monday, April 24, 2017

Apr24

Learn How to Play Lacrosse

at I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground, Staten Island

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apr25

Book Worms

at Walker Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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