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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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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apr11

Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Kids Week Brooklyn: Sea Shore Exploration

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with learning activities. You never know what you may observe on these sea shore exploration.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Kids Week: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.
Category: Education, Games, History, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the park through hands-on exploration using kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Apr11

Spring Break Activities for Kids

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
While school's out, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Children can sift and search through the Queens Botanical Garden's Exploration Station.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, School Break

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Vacation Art: Sketching Spring–Capturing Nature's Contours

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn accessible techniques like blind and sighted contour drawing to record the details of spring growth in your new nature journal, and label them to help you remember your experience.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians

at Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Find out how reptiles and amphibians play an important role in our local ecosystem. Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood creatures.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, School Break, Kids Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Book Worms

at Walker Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Kids Le Petit Art

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

2:45 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Make your own personalized bookmark to take home. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Category: Art, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

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