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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 30, 2017

Apr30

Kayak Tour at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This excursion along the park's waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park's varied wildlife.
Category: Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr30

Freshwater Fishing

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr30

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Take your own pinhole photos on the museum’s grounds and process them in our pop-up darkroom.
Category: Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr30

Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a spring stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.
Category: Nature, Tours, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Apr30

Historic New York: Coney Island

at Parachute Jump (in ), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walking tour of this famous amusement park.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr30

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to volunteer!
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Apr30

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

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 time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Apr30

Highland Park and Ridgewood Reservoir: A Sanctuary for Shedding Stress

at Highland Boulevard and Bulwer Place

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us as we walk, sit, and reflect along the forest bluestone overlook, the newly-renovated and landscaped Boulder Arch Bridge, and the paths of the Ridgewood Reservoir.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1

Learn How to Play Lacrosse

at I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground, Staten Island

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids

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