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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 November 14, 2012 (x) to December 30, 2017

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Apr17

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Earth Day in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Poetry: Queens Writers Read in the Garden, Haiku Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Poetry Month at Queens Botanical Garden by participating in a writing workshop using nature as muse and haiku as a point of departure.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks

Apr17

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr17

Kids Beach Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explorers get their hands wet and observe everything from horseshoe crabs, mussels, saltwater plants, birds, and small fishes.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Kids Salamander Exploration

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about salamanders in our ecosystems at this free event with our Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Spring Sprouts

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Apr17

Poetry: Queens Writers Read in the Garden, Nature Poetry Reading

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In honor of National Poetry Month, Queens Botanical Garden partners with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts to bring you a special nature-themed poetry reading by the Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks

Apr17

Vegetable Gardening 101

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of gardening from preparing soils, selecting seeds, and best planting practices, and discuss what is needed for a successful growing season and harvest.
Category: Education, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

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