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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, April 30, 2016

Apr30

Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Cherry Blossom Festivals

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Event
Apr30

Brooklyn Recreation Arts Partners: Pop-Up Gallery - 'Visual Pollution: MTA Ad Defacement'

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The exhibit features Loughran's oil painting series, Visual Pollution: MTA Ad Defacement. The series was inspired by altered or vandalized New York City subway ads.
Category: Art
Free!

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Event
Apr30

Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program - Spring Session

at World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Take this eight-session course to learn to sail on Meadow Lake at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Category: Fitness, Kayaking and Canoeing, Outdoor Fitness

Must See
Event
Apr30

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
Apr30

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
Apr30

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr30

Nature Exploration Hike (light)

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Apr30

College Expo 2016

at St. John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Meet representatives from CUNY, SUNY, private universities, and more at this exciting event. Get information on financial aid, flexible class schedules, and graduate and undergraduate programs.
Category: Education
Free!

Apr30

It's My Park at Anibal Aviles Playground

at Anibal Aviles Playground, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join Friends of Anibal Aviles Playground as they beautify the park. We look forward to a great day in the park with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Apr30

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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