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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 30, 2016

Apr 30

Discover Prospect Cemetery

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Prospect Cemetery is the oldest family burial ground in Queens, and one of the oldest in New York City, dating from at least 1668.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Apr 30

Paper Arts & Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

Apr 30

Cooking Demo: Chock Full o' (Pine) Nuts

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day explains how these noble and ancient “nuts” (seeds, actually) get from their lofty perch atop towering pine trees to your local grocery store.
Category: Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Food, Talks, Seniors

Apr 30

Le Petit Art

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.
Category: Art
Free!

Apr 30

Spring Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spring is a vibrant time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront, Hiking
Free!

Apr 30

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 30

Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child's View of Life in 19th-Century New York

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
ome tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Games, History, Best for Kids, Tours, Talks

Best For
Kids
Apr 30

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The plays feature the greatest, funniest, and noblest women who, with close connections to other women, master true love and overcome misogyny and sexual harassment.
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater
Free!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

Birdwatching at the Ridgewood Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Start your day off with an early morning bird-watching walk around the Ridgewood Reservoir.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Early Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to search for some of the dazzling birds that visit the park before flying to northern breeding grounds.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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