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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 January 14, 2012 (x) to October 31, 2018
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Friday, April 21, 2017


Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

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


Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours


Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A! Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

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Saturday, April 22, 2017


Tree Giveaway with SCA

at Riverbank State Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Sign up to take home one of nine native tree species!
Category: Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day

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Fitness Hike (Vigorous)

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a vigorous hike through Van Cortlandt Park and discover the hidden gems of this urban forest.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Hiking


Birding: Raptor Nests

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Wildlife


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

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Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, Wildlife


Harlem Grown Earth Day Celebration

at Harlem Grown, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
There will be free yoga, natural dye demonstrations, arts and crafts, storytelling for children, and garden service projects for adults throughout the day!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Seniors

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It's My Park at Conference House Park

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park

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