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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 16, 2016

Apr16

Ranger's Choice: A DIY Guide to Camping

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn what everyday items can be used to make DIY camping gear to save you money and maximize your fun. To register visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 6.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Apr16

Central Park Arches and Bridges South

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Get ready to stroll through the south half of Central Park and experience the beautiful arches and bridges and some of the stories behind them.
Category: History, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr16

Spring Forward Festival

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled day of indoor and outdoor fitness activities promoting health as well as physical fitness for all age groups.
Category: Festivals, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Apr16

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!

Apr16

Nature Exploration

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr16

CANCELLED: Playwriting for Adults

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults.
Category: Education, Art
Free!

Apr16

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
Apr16

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day! While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr16

Ranger's Choice: Alley Pond Park Super Hike

at Alley Pond Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hiking and nature enthusiasts are welcome on this lengthy one-way guided hike from Alley Pond Park to Oakland Lake.To register. visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on April 6.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Apr16

The Legacy of Westchester Square

at Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Lloyd Ultan, official Bronx Borough Historian, will provide a talk on the history of Westchester Square, its prominent families, and its long-lasting legacy in New York history.
Category: History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

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