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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, January 14, 2018


Nature's Workshop: Natural Dyes and Colors

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn how to make dyes using natural materials found right here in Van Cortlandt Park!
Category: Nature, Art


Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday.
Category: Art


Whales: Then and Now

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Paul Sieswerda, founder and director of Gotham Whale, discusses preservation efforts for whales in and around New York Harbor.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Talks, Waterfront

Must See

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours


Concert: Zig Zag Quartet

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Jazz ensemble Zig Zag Quartet will play jazz standards, original tunes and arrangements of enduring American spirituals as a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Category: Concerts, History


Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Film Screening: Dear White People

at Lewis H. Latimer House (in Lewis H Latimer House), Queens

2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Registration is required. This 2014 American satirical comedy-drama focuses on escalating racial tensions at a prestigious Ivy League college from the perspective of several African American students.
Category: Film, History


Astronomy: The Night Sky

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Category: Astronomy

Must See

Monday, January 15, 2018


Harlem Street Tree Care

at 119th Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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