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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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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Apr 17

Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Children will learn the form of dance called Stand Battle and train to perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade.
Category: Dance, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 17

Earth Day New York e-Cycling at Union Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day New York with DSNY and Earth Day Initiative in Union Square Park.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 17

Earth Day Celebration

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with us! Activities include Urban Park Ranger-led hikes, interpretive dance and Native American performances, and light refreshments.
Category: Dance, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

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Event
Apr 17

Nature Exploration

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 17

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
Apr 17

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

Apr 17

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!

Apr 17

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
Apr 17

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, TreesCount! 2015
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 17

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

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