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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 30, 2017 to April 15, 2018

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Apr30

New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Jackie Robinson Park

at The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park), Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 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!

Apr30

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 through observation, touch, and simple, but rich, bark rubbings.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr30

Art Workshop: Woodgrain Prints and Monoprints

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this printmaking workshop with artist Wennie Huang, combine monoprint methods with direct printing from cut-wood sections to create works in ink, mixed media, and/or text.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day

Apr30

Sakura Matsuri 2017: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Category: Education, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Best for Kids, Cherry Blossom Festivals

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Event
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

Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.
Category: Art, Women's History Month

Apr30

Arbor Fest

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, tours, puppet and bubble performances, arts and crafts, petting zoo, face painting, food and craft vendors, art exhibits, ceremonial tree plantings, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Food

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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, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr30

It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park - Spring Cleaning!

at West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will clean and beautify St. Nicholas's playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the playgrounds with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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!

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