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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 17, 2016

Apr17

Kids Salamander Exploration

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about salamanders in our ecosystems at this free event with our Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Yoga with Awesome Asana

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:05 p.m.
Every Sunday, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Sports

Apr17

Spring Sprouts

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Apr17

Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Head on an hour-long tour of Wave Hill's seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Tours, Outdoor Fitness

Apr17

Poetry: Queens Writers Read in the Garden, Nature Poetry Reading

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In honor of National Poetry Month, Queens Botanical Garden partners with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts to bring you a special nature-themed poetry reading by the Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks

Apr17

Vegetable Gardening 101

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of gardening from preparing soils, selecting seeds, and best planting practices, and discuss what is needed for a successful growing season and harvest.
Category: Education, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Apr17

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 oneā€¦
Category: Art, History, Women's History Month

Apr17

Meet the Author: Sergey Kadinsky

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Sergey Kadinsky will lead a lecture about his new book Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs.
Category: Accessible, History, Talks
Free!

Apr17

Poetry in the Parlors

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths reads from her 2015 book Lighting the Shadow and novelist and poet Victoria Redel from her work Make Me Do Things.
Category: Art, Talks

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