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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 2, 2016

Apr 2

It's My Park at Sol Bloom Playground

at Sol Bloom Playground, Manhattan

10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, neighbors and volunteers from Friends of Sol Bloom Playground will be painting, mulching, and removing litter at Sol Bloom Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Apr 2

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 2

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 2

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Apr 2

Opening Weekend in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to celebrate the beginning of spring at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 2

GreenThumb Workshop: Potato Planting

at Edgemere Farm, Queens

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Potatoes come in all shapes and colors. Learn the secrets to planting these underground wonders with an opportunity to dig in the dirt.
Category: Education
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 2

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Apr 2

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 2

Spring Break at Le Carrousel

at Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Spring at the Carrousel offers free music, crafts, balloons and more for kids of all ages.
Category: Best for Kids

Must See
Event
Apr 2

Historic New York: Native Americans

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will guide you to historic sites within the park and discuss Native American culture.
Category: History, Hiking
Free!

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