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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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from May 17, 2013 (x) to December 28, 2019

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Apr29

Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Apr29

New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Corlears Hook Park

at Corlears Hook Park, Manhattan

8:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will spend the day gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly-used space. Breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt will be provided.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Apr29

City Nature Challenge Hike

at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2018 City Nature Challenge.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Apr29

It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground

at Fort Independence Park House (in Fort Independence Playground), Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors to do some planting at Fort Independence Park and around the Jerome Reservoir.
Category: It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

Apr29

Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Apr29

Sakura Matsuri 2018: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Category: Education, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Best for Kids, Cherry Blossom Festivals

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Event
Apr29

Family Art Project: Barking up a Wave Hill Tree

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience making simple, but rich, bark rubbings.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr29

Bike Helmet Distribution and Fitting

at Farm Playground, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us at Farm Playground to receive a free bicycle helmet and have it fit for you on-site.
Category: Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr29

Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights

at Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments! This sport is played by two blindfolded teams using a ball with bells to score goals against their opponent.
Category: Accessible, Sports

Apr29

'Fantastic Voyage' Workshop: Learn How to Make Pomegranate-Cherry Gummies

at Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Participants will learn how to make pomegranate-cherry gummies as an example of regaining a comprehensive understanding of food for sale versus the food we grow and prepare ourselves.
Category: Education, Art
Free!

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