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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 24, 2016

Apr 24

Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 24

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Alliance educators at the Pop-Up Audubon II tent to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 24

Saltwater Fishing

at Beach 54th and Almeda Avenue (in Rockaway Community Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
ou can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 24

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Apr 24

Arbor Fest

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, face-painting, tours, food and craft vendors, compost demonstrations, and a beer tent!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Concerts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Markets, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Food

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Apr 24

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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: History, Tours
Free!

Apr 24

It's My Park at Laurelton Playground

at Laurelton Playground, Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Laurelton Beautification Club to help beautify Laurelton Playground
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Apr 24

Earth Day Meditation with Biet Simkin

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn techniques and activities to feel grounded, connect with the earth, and to help you dig deep into your mind’s core.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors

Apr 24

Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Children will learn the form of dance called Stand Battle and train to perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade.
Category: Dance, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 24

23rd Annual Earthfest Celebration

at Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the earth and all that it provides us.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Nature, Games, Best for Kids, Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids

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