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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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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mar11

Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.
Category: Art, Women's History Month

Mar11

Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place.
Category: Art, Waterfront
Free!

Mar11

Children’s Garden Open House

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children ages two to 14.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar11

NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Category: Education, Volunteer
Free!

Mar11

Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration Required.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar11

Shelter Building

at Seaview Avenue and East 89th Street (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create shelter from natural and man-made objects.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar11

Gardening Workshop: Terrariums

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Don’t have a garden or greenhouse? Tiny ferns and other tropical plants thrive in the humid conditions of an enclosed glass jar as if in their own miniature greenhouse.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature

Mar11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Opening Reception for City Birds

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
"City Birds" includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Mar11

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Mar11

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

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