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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 October 19, 2012 (x) to January 20, 2018

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr22

Discovery Walks for Families: Time Travelers

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the park through hands-on exploration using rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr22

Elizabeth Street Garden: Seed Bomb Workshop

at Elizabeth Street Garden, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Make your own Native Wildflower Seed Bombs by combining seeds, clay, and locally-produced compost into small balls perfect for tossing anywhere that needs an extra burst of flowers!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr22

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!

Apr22

Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Crochet an adorable Amigurumi Cup-O'-Joy tea cup and tea bag.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

Apr22

Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr22

LUNGS Spring Awakening Parade and Celebration

at El Jardin Del Paraiso (in ), Manhattan, 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden (in ), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come for the music and poetry as we celebrate until 4:00 p.m., or join us along the parade route and help us welcome spring.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr22

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!

Apr22

Hot Compost

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens—ready to use in as little as three months!
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Apr23

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Apr23

New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park

at The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park), Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Volunteers will spend the day gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. Breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt will be provided.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

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