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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

Poetry: Queens Writers Read in the Garden, Nature Poetry Reading

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In honor of National Poetry Month, Queens Botanical Garden partners with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts to bring you a special nature-themed poetry reading by the Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks

Apr 17

Vegetable Gardening 101

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of gardening from preparing soils, selecting seeds, and best planting practices, and discuss what is needed for a successful growing season and harvest.
Category: Education, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Apr 17

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History, Women's History Month

Apr 17

Meet the Author: Sergey Kadinsky

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Sergey Kadinsky will lead a lecture about his new book Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs.
Category: Accessible, History, Talks
Free!

Apr 17

Poetry in the Parlors

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths reads from her 2015 book Lighting the Shadow and novelist and poet Victoria Redel from her work Make Me Do Things.
Category: Art, Talks

Monday, April 18, 2016

Apr 18

Yoga Week

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Through these free yoga classes, learn how to do basic postures at home.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Apr 18

Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 a.m.
Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict outdoor life, including recreational sports and quiet contemplation.
Category: Nature, Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Apr 18

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green

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.

Category: Art, Volunteer, Seniors
Free!

Apr 18

Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Apr 18

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours

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