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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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from April 25, 2018 to December 28, 2019

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Apr28

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Apr28

Fort Tryon Kids' Art: Geological Abstract Painting

at 190th Street Subway Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Artist Rachel Sydlowski to create abstract paintings based on geological formations found in Fort Tryon Park.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr28

Urban Park Rangers Night Hike

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out and join the Urban Park Rangers on a Nature Night hike through Willow Lake during the City Nature Challenge.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Hiking
Free!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Apr29

Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Apr29

New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Corlears Hook Park

at Corlears Hook Park, Manhattan

8:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will spend the day gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly-used space. Breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt will be provided.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Apr29

City Nature Challenge Hike

at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2018 City Nature Challenge.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Apr29

It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground

at Fort Independence Park House (in Fort Independence Playground), Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors to do some planting at Fort Independence Park and around the Jerome Reservoir.
Category: It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

Apr29

Central Park Birding Basics: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Apr29

Family Art Project: Barking up a Wave Hill Tree

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With wax crayons and paper in hand, visit some of Wave Hill’s treasured trees and have a tactile experience making simple, but rich, bark rubbings.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr29

Bike Helmet Distribution and Fitting

at Farm Playground, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us at Farm Playground to receive a free bicycle helmet and have it fit for you on-site.
Category: Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids

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