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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 January 25, 2013 (x) to December 30, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

Family Art Project: Earth Day for Protecting Pollinators

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about how we can protect and support our environment and essential pollinators, like the honeybees who live at Wave Hill.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

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Kids
Apr23

Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Be a great park steward—give back to the park by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks at a Beautification Day.
Category: Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Apr23

Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.
Category: Art, Women's History Month

Apr23

Freshwater Fishing

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Apr23

Earth Day Hike (Light)

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a leisurely stroll through Marine Park.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Hiking
Free!

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Apr23

Tree Giveaway with Crotona Park

at The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet the folks who work tirelessly to keep Crotona Park sparkling and take home one of nine native tree species, including Witchhazel, Serviceberry, Black Gum, and more!
Category: Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Apr23

Pre-Concert Tea

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas.
Category: Food

Apr23

Earth Day Insect Expedition

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Check out live and preserved insects on display, then explore Wave Hill with insect guru Lawrence Forcella to hunt for native creatures in their garden habitats.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids

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