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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 February 1, 2013 (x) to January 20, 2018

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Apr30

Art Workshop: Woodgrain Prints and Monoprints

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this printmaking workshop with artist Wennie Huang, combine monoprint methods with direct printing from cut-wood sections to create works in ink, mixed media, and/or text.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day

Apr30

Birding: Ospreys

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Apr30

Sakura Matsuri 2017: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Category: Education, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Best for Kids, Cherry Blossom Festivals

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Event
Apr30

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

Apr30

Arbor Fest

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, tours, puppet and bubble performances, arts and crafts, petting zoo, face painting, food and craft vendors, art exhibits, ceremonial tree plantings, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Food

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Event
Apr30

Hound Hike: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Dogs, Tours, Seniors

Apr30

Kayak Tour at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This excursion along the park's waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park's varied wildlife.
Category: Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

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Event
Apr30

Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we capture the scenic beauty of the reservoir, the natural environment surrounding it, and the changes of the spring season.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Apr30

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr30

Freshwater Fishing

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

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Kids

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