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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 4, 2013 (x) to January 20, 2018

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Apr12

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine.
Category: Art
Free!

Apr12

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

Apr12

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Apr12

Special Express Arts 1

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Engaging special needs adults through arts for self expression.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

Apr12

BALSA Spring Fling Basketball Clinics

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Each day from April 10 through April 14, Big And Little Skills Academy (BALSA) will host a variety of free basketball clinics, tournaments, and other activities for high school students.
Category: Fitness, Sports, School Break
Free!

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Apr12

Spring Break Fun in the Park

at Dutch Kills Playground, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to this free event that will feature arts & crafts, drumming, painting, a hand puppet show, and tasty giveaways.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, School Break, Food
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Kids Week Bronx: All About Fish

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers are ready to teach young anglers the basics in fish anatomy, aquatic ecology, and proper angling techniques.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Kids Week Brooklyn: Wilderness Survival

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night

at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Set to the rhythms of house, Cuban and nineties beats, Saheem Ali directs this colorful comedy about the power of new people and new experiences. Imani Uzuri performs!
Category: Accessible, Theater, Seniors
Free!

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