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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 41–50 out of 366 events
from April 26, 2018 to December 30, 2018
in Best for Kids (x) category

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May 6

Introducing... The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - Entomology for Kids

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Bug Club is an educational mini-series that explores the anatomy, life-cycles, and natural history of bugs through engaging activities, excursions in the Greenbelt, and live demos.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Family Art Project: Confetti Nests for Bluebirds

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At the time of year when little nestlings appear, papermaker Randy Brozen returns to show us how to sculpt little bluebirds and vibrant nests from paper pulp and shredded confetti.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Learn to Ride

at Lincoln Terrace Park (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event! Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first"…
Category: Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Seasonal Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours

Best For
Kids
May 6

Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 8

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

at 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park), Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 9

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May10

Greenbelt Peepers

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

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Education, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May10

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories and sing-along encouragement on our comfy and danceable turf lawn by the big locomotive.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May10

Greenbelt Tree Tots

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Education, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids

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