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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 29, 2017 to April 15, 2018

Sunday, April 30, 2017


NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

at East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness


Birds of High Rock Park

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join Seth Wollney for a walk around High Rock Park in search of spring migrants including warblers, thrushes, vireos, and more!
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife


Birding: Ospreys

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife


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

Best For

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


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

Must See

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology.
Category: Nature, History, Tours


Hound Hike: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History, Dogs, Tours, Seniors


Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we capture the scenic beauty of the reservoir, the natural environment surrounding it, and the changes of the spring season.
Category: Nature, Hiking


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

Must See

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