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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.

Viewing 12,751–12,760 out of 13,862 events
from April 27, 2013 (x) to December 30, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Apr15

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Apr15

Ranger's Choice: Camping Tips and Skills

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn some tips and skills to help you prepare for your camping trip. Registration is required.
Category: Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr15

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!

Apr15

Ashford Learning Garden: Easter Egg Hunt

at Ashford Learning Center, Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come and join us for arts and crafts and an opportunity to find eggs filled with candies or treats.
Category: Best for Kids, Easter
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr15

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!

Apr15

Light Spectrum Opening Reception

at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Light Spectrum by Antonia A Perez will be on view through August 6. Light Spectrum is a sculpture that draws the viewer’s attention to the science of light and color.
Category: Accessible, Art, Tours
Free!

Apr15

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.
Come 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: History, Best for Kids, Tours

Best For
Kids

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Apr16

Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hear from storyteller Rama Mandel as she shares the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston. Then make your own poetic painting with wax resists in the pastel colors of speckled eggs.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Easter
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr16

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

Apr16

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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