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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 61–70 out of 628 events
from April 25, 2018 to December 26, 2018
in Education (x) category

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 5

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 colorful, shredded confetti.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

May 5

Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours

May 5

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
May 5

Jane's Walk: History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
On this tour, you'll learn about the history of the 19th-century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds. Tours take place at 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

May 5

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

Urban Wildlife Festival

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an opportunity to get up close and personal with NYC’s wild residents. Learn about squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, deer, and more.
Category: Education, Festivals, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May 5

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.
Category: Education, Art, History

May 5

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May 5

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC!
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Seniors
Free!

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