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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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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Apr 8

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of theā€¦
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr 8

Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct

at 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Historic New York program, will highlight the history and architecture of the Old Croton Aqueduct.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

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Apr 8

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr 8

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Apr 9

Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Pelham Bay Park!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Apr 9

Spring Birding at Wave Hill

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring and explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours

Apr 9

Birding for Beginners

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Novice and experienced welcome!
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Apr 9

Family Art Project: Eels and Hudson River Theaters

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hear about the relationship between eels and the health of the river and our role as good river stewards.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 9

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

Apr 9

Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (Moderate)

at 73rd Avenue and Hollis Hills Terrace (in Cunningham Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. For hiking, wear comfortable hiking shoes and pack water and a light snack.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

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