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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 March 24, 2012 (x) to November 12, 2017
in Birding (x) & Nature (x) categories

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Apr24

Storytime & Craft

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Bird Walk with New York City Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like seeds and insects to eat, water. and shelter.
Category: Birding, Nature

Apr24

Yoga at Wave Hill

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are…
Category: Nature, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors

Apr24

Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Alliance educators at the Pop-Up Audubon II tent to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Arbor Fest

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, face-painting, tours, food and craft vendors, compost demonstrations, and a beer tent!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Concerts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Markets, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Food

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Apr24

Saltwater Fishing

at Beach 54th and Almeda Avenue (in Rockaway Community Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
ou can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Apr24

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr24

Earth Day Meditation with Biet Simkin

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn techniques and activities to feel grounded, connect with the earth, and to help you dig deep into your mind’s core.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors

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