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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

Apr30

Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans

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 and crafts items to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr30

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

Apr30

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!

Apr30

Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life

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

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

Apr30

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

Apr30

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
Apr30

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

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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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