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Best for Kids

NYC Parks offers a multitude of events, programs and activities made with kids especially in mind. Children will have plenty to keep them active throughout the year no matter what their interests.

Best for Kids Events

Monday, March 25, 2019

Mar25

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Mar26

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar26

Kids and Families Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids and families learn DIY arts and crafts, from checkers games to storybooks.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mar27

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar27

Kids & Families Recycle to Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids and families have fun making cute art from recyclable materials.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar27

Studio Art

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Instructor Amy, an artist herself, will teach about an artist and then let the youth create their own form of art. Children may paint, draw, sculpt and there is a new form each week.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mar28

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
Mar28

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar28

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids
Mar28

Carousel Opening Day!

at The Carousel (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Take a first ride of spring on Prospect Park Alliance's historic carousel!

Best For
Kids
Mar28

Kids & Families Imaginative Arts

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids will learn to use their imagination to come up with novel ideas for their project. Parents and care takers are encouraged to join their child.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, March 29, 2019

Mar29

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar29

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar29

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Participants will learn how to make cute crafts for the season.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mar30

Kids Arts and Table Top Activities

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

9:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Children will engage in arts or table activity presented by a facilitator.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar30

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Best For
Kids
Mar30

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar30

She's On Point! A Celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports - Softball & Football

at Brownsville Recreation CenterBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes and introducing young girls and boys to sports.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar30

She's On Point! A Celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy fun sports clinics, games, prizes and giveaways, guest speakers, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar30

Central Park Discovery Walks: The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Take a kid-friendly hike through the North Woods to learn about the plants, trees, and wildlife of this woodland retreat.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar30

When You Were Young: Play Favorite Childhood Games

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

11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us as we enjoy a day of reminiscing while we play the games that made our childhood rich and entertaining.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar30

Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Ever wonder how squirrels are able to thrive in an urban environment? Learn about the basic biology and habits of these abundant and curious mammals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar30

Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants will learn to create cute crafts out of paper.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mar31

Fort Tryon Kids Art: Whimsical Birdhouses

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join artist Patrick Perry in creating whimsical birdhouses just in time for spring.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, April 1, 2019

Apr 1

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Apr 2

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Apr 3

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 3

Studio Art

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Instructor Amy, an artist herself, will teach about an artist and then let the youth create their own form of art. Children may paint, draw, sculpt and there is a new form each week.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Apr 4

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
Apr 4

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 4

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids
Apr 4

LINC Bilingual Read-A-Loud with Science Activity

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join LiteracyINC and students from the Cooperstown Graduate Program for a bilingual read-a-long followed by a fun science activity.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, April 5, 2019

Apr 5

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 5

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Apr 6

Coney Island Volunteer Beach Grass Planting

at West 8 Street and Boardwalk (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The roots of beach grasses help keeps sand in place and help us protect our beaches. Join NYC Parks in planting beach grass to help to trap windblown sand.
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr 6

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

First Weekend: The Herbal Garden (Saturday)

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
QBG’s First Weekend activities in April are all about herbs!

Must See
Event
Apr 6

The Explorer's Club: Birding for Kids

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out observing birds in the parks.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Apple Blossom Children's Carnival

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring down on the farm. Tilt-A-Whirl in our orchard and enjoy carnival rides, hayrides, and midway games.

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Hands on History: Weave a Potholder or Placemat

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Try your hand at hand weaving and make a potholder (ages 6+) or a paper placemat (ages 3-5) to take home.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Meet the Eels

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

1:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Families are invited to drop by to see live eels with a science educator from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Eel Project.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Apr 7

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Circuits and Currents: Its Electric

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
What makes a light bulb turn on, how does electricity work? Not only are you going to learn the answers to these magnetic questions, but we are also going to help you build your very own electrifying circuit!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Central Park Discovery Walks: The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Take a kid-friendly hike through the North Woods to learn about the plants, trees, and wildlife of this woodland retreat.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

First Weekend: The Herbal Garden (Sunday)

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
QBG’s First Weekend activities in April are all about herbs!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Apple Blossom Children's Carnival

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring down on the farm. Tilt-A-Whirl in our orchard and enjoy carnival rides, hayrides, and midway games.

Best For
Kids

Monday, April 8, 2019

Apr 8

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Apr 9

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Apr10

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr10

Studio Art

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Instructor Amy, an artist herself, will teach about an artist and then let the youth create their own form of art. Children may paint, draw, sculpt and there is a new form each week.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Apr11

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr11

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids

Friday, April 12, 2019

Apr12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr12

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Apr13

Seasonal Photos with the Easter Bunny

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on April 13 with your children (human or canine) for a seasonal photo session with the Easter Bunny!

Best For
Kids
Apr13

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr13

Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Bring your musical instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden. Make flower-themed crafts, create boutonnieres, and get your face painted!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr13

Easter Celebration at Highbridge

at Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Our Easter Bunny will greet everyone while you participate in the egg hunt, arts and crafts activities, traditional games, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr13

Rubber Boot Hike

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Hike the Red and Yellow trails near the golf course.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr13

Freshwater Fishing

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr13

Apple Blossom Children's Carnival

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring down on the farm. Tilt-A-Whirl in our orchard and enjoy carnival rides, hayrides, and midway games.

Best For
Kids
Apr13

Collaborative Sculpting with Yvonne Shortt

at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Create collaborative clay sculptures with artist Yvonne Shortt for Pavilion Landing, a public art installation that will be installed in Flushing Meadows Coroa Park in July 2019.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr13

Community Art Project with Mobile Print Power

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Mobile Print Power for a series of drop-in workshops to create and print artwork inspired by QBG. We will explore how people use the Garden and how plants are used in different cultures.

Best For
Kids
Apr13

Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour

at Fort Washington ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join us as we explore this unique landmark at night. Space is limited and participants are chosen via lottery. Registration opens on April 3.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Apr14

Central Park Discovery Walks: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park's Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr14

Apple Blossom Children's Carnival

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring down on the farm. Tilt-A-Whirl in our orchard and enjoy carnival rides, hayrides, and midway games.

Best For
Kids
Apr14

Collaborative Sculpting with Yvonne Shortt

at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Create collaborative clay sculptures with artist Yvonne Shortt for Pavilion Landing, a public art installation that will be installed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in July 2019.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr14

Survival Series: Build your Own Fire Starting Kit

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, April 15, 2019

Apr15

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Apr16

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Apr17

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

Studio Art

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Instructor Amy, an artist herself, will teach about an artist and then let the youth create their own form of art. Children may paint, draw, sculpt and there is a new form each week.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr17

ConEdison Family Science Night - Phosphorescence: Glow-in-the-Dark Science

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
We will light up the night with a variety of "electrifying" activities that involve the science behind phosphorescence (how things absorb and store energy from light).
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Apr18

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
Apr18

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr18

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids

Friday, April 19, 2019

Apr19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr19

Easter Egg Hunt

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

3:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for a day filled with fun activities that will cheer us up and will get us closer to the Easter Holiday. You will be able to engage in a variety of…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Apr20

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr20

Family Fun Day

at Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Robert Holden for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting, an animal show, a photo booth, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr20

WBO Spring Egg Hunt

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for an egg hunt, sack races, arts and crafts, carnival games, face painting, fitness demos, a visit from the bunny, and much more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr20

Mother Earth Powwow

at Sunset ParkBrooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for this fun-filled powwow featuring indigenous music, dance, and art and crafts from North America, South America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr20

Spring in Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Fantastic food trucks, live music, Maypole dance, an Easter Egg Hunt, and more make Springtime at Historic Richmond Town the event to ring in the Spring!

Must See
Event
Apr20

Earth Day Crafts and Games

at Redwood Playground (in Cunningham Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in this celebration of Earth Day. Engage your creative side and participate in fun games.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Apr21

Central Park Discovery Walks: Harlem Meer

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Go back in time and explore the changing Harlem Meer landscape. Learn about its history and discover the plants and animals that live in its waters.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr21

Wilderness Skills: The Basics

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, April 22, 2019

Apr22

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr22

Central Park Discovery Walks: The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Take a kid-friendly hike through the North Woods to learn about the plants, trees, and wildlife of this woodland retreat.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr22

Kids Week: Earth Day Exploration

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with the Urban Park Rangers as we explore nature on a short hike through Pelham Bay Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr22

Kids Week: Insect Exploration

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr22

Kids Week: Geology Rocks!

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Today is all about rocks and geology. Let's explore, examine, and climb a rock or two. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and become geologists for the day.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr22

Kids Week: Celebrate Earth Day

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with the Urban Park Rangers as we explore nature on a short hike through Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr22

Kids Week: Recycling Crafts

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in this celebration of Earth Day. Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Apr23

Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Go back in time for a history adventure at Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Central Park Discovery Walks: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park's Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Kids Week: Ranger Games

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature games.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Kids Week: Nature Exploration Hike

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of north Central Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Kids Week: Sea Shore Exploration

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with fun learning activities
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Kids Week: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Kids Week: Insect Exploration

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr23

Kids Week: Beach Scavenger Hunt

at Midland Avenue and Father Capodanno Boulevard (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Search and collect the many coastal treasures on this sandy beach with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Apr24

Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Go back in time for a history adventure at Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Kids Week: Orienteering for Kids

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to navigate to hidden objects placed around the park using a map and compass.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Kids Week: Wilderness Survival

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Kids Week: Birds of Prey

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Spring is a spectacular season for observing birds of prey in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Kids Week: Nature Puppet Show

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Animal puppets tell very interesting stories about nature. Urban Park Ranger programs are the perfect additions to your family's activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Kids Week: All About Owls

at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Whooo knows what we will find as we look through owl pellets and learn more about the adaptions of owls!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr24

Studio Art

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Instructor Amy, an artist herself, will teach about an artist and then let the youth create their own form of art. Children may paint, draw, sculpt and there is a new form each week.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Apr25

Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini Camp

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Go back in time for a history adventure at Adventures in Time Spring Break Mini Camp at Van Cortlandt House Museum

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Central Park Discovery Walks: Harlem Meer

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Go back in time and explore the changing Harlem Meer landscape. Learn about its history and discover the plants and animals that live in its waters.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Kids Week: Coastal Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the shore while looking for wildlife living along the bay.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Kids Week: Nature Art

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers hope to inspire and lift your creativity and create works of art using natural materials.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Kids Week: Campfire Activities

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us in Fort Greene Park for campfire activities! Learn about campfire safety, and sing along to some fun campfire songs with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Kids Week: Bug Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we search high and low for amazing insects to discover their important connection to us, and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Kids Week: Ranger Games

at Playground (in Juniper Valley Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature games.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr25

Kids Week: Archery

at Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program is a beginner's guide to archery, and archery equipment is provided. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, April 26, 2019

Apr26

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

Kids Week: Insect Exploration

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

Kids Week: Scavenger Hunt

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Can you find the herring gull or spot sumac? Enjoy exploring the trails of Marine Park while searching for the items on the hunt list.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

Kids Week: All About Owls

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Mysterious and nocturnal, owls hold a special place in our hearts and our minds. Learn more about this special family of birds and the different types of owls.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr26

Kids Week: Birding for Kids

at Willow Lake entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out in the park. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Apr27

Family Nature Walk

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Lace up your shoes for a family-friendly nature walk at Freshkills Park! NYC Parks staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

Spellbound Theatre: 'The Last Coin'

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
“Some stories live in books and some live in the world around us. I wonder where this story wants to be?” Join for an interactive theatrical experience for children.

Best For
Kids
Apr27

Sakura Matsuri 2019: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic GardenBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual cherry blossom festival, celebrates Japanese culture with a rich program of events including live music and Japanese-inspired food.

Must See
Event
Apr27

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr27

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Reconnect with the earth – and your neighbors – at the Wyckoff House, where we will be learning how to care for plants and trees in honor of Earth Day. Arrive early to receive a tree!
Free!

Must See
Event
Apr27

Fort Tryon Kids Art: Geological Abstract Painting

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join artist Patrick Perry to create abstract paintings based on geological formations found in Fort Tryon Park!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Apr28

Sakura Matsuri 2019: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic GardenBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual cherry blossom festival, celebrates Japanese culture with a rich program of events including live music and Japanese-inspired food.

Must See
Event
Apr28

Central Park Discovery Walks: The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Take a kid-friendly hike through the North Woods to learn about the plants, trees, and wildlife of this woodland retreat.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, April 29, 2019

Apr29

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Apr30

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 1

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Mother's Day: Make Your Own Bouquet Project

at Melrose New Generation Community GardenBronx

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We will be creating flower pots and other great gifts ideas, like painting picture frames, and creating cards, so they can be ready for Mother's Day!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, May 2, 2019

May 2

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
May 2

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 2

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 3, 2019

May 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 3

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 4, 2019

May 4

Plastics: Pelagic Peril Exhibition- Extended

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
NOW EXTENDED! This exhibition focuses on the serious problem of ocean trash that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies. It also features poignant images of marine life by local artists.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 4

Carousel Opening Day in Willowbrook Park

at Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:45 p.m.
The Carousel for All Children opens for the season on May 4! Volunteers are needed for set-up/breakdown of the event and for assisting with activities during the day.

Best For
Kids
May 4

Learn to Ride

at Springfield ParkQueens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler. Exact location: Springfield Park Basketball Courts…
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 4

Hands on History: Make a Scented Sachet

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come learn about popular 18th- and 19th-century scents and make your own scented sachet to take home!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 5, 2019

May 5

Central Park Discovery Walks: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park's Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, May 9, 2019

May 9

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
May 9

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 10, 2019

May10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 11, 2019

May11

Learn to Ride

at Horace Harding PlaygroundQueens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler. Exact location: Horace Harding Park , Asphalt Field- 62…
Free!

Best For
Kids
May11

Sheep Shearing Festival

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Ever see a sheep get a haircut? Check out shearing and wool spinning demos, join a tour with our farmers, and enjoy hayrides, tasty local food, and a beer garden!

Must See
Event
May11

Spring Event

at Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)Queens, Brookville ParkQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a…
Free!

Best For
Kids
May11

Queens Historical Society Art History Contest: Awards Reception

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Challenge your 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-grade students to pick their favorite historic building or site in Queens and create a beautiful art masterpiece. Deadline: April 12, 2019.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 12, 2019

May12

Central Park Discovery Walks: Harlem Meer

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Go back in time and explore the changing Harlem Meer landscape. Learn about its history and discover the plants and animals that live in its waters.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, May 16, 2019

May16

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
May16

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 17, 2019

May17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 18, 2019

May18

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Help us prepare our farm for summer by planting beans, pigeon peas, and dasheen, and wander our grounds where you can learn about native plants or practice drawing “en plein air.”
Free!

Best For
Kids
May18

Learn to Ride

at Grover Cleveland Park (in Grover Cleveland Playground)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring a bike and a helmet for this free, fun event for children ages five or older! Show your kids how to ride a two-wheeler. Exact location: Horace Harding Park , Asphalt Field- 62…
Free!

Best For
Kids
May18

Family Fun Day

at Rosemary's PlaygroundQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Robert Holden for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 19, 2019

May19

The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Bug Club explores the anatomy, life cycles, and the natural history of the bugs through engaging activities, excursions in the Greenbelt, and live demos.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May19

Family Fun Day

at Willow Lake entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, May 23, 2019

May23

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
May23

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 24, 2019

May24

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 25, 2019

May25

Spring Event

at Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)Queens This is an Accessible location, Comfort Station (in Frank Principe Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Robert Holden for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May25

Family Fun Day

at Rufus King ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 26, 2019

May26

The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Bug Club explores the anatomy, life cycles, and the natural history of the bugs through engaging activities, excursions in the Greenbelt, and live demos.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May26

Central Park Discovery Walks: The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Take a kid-friendly hike through the North Woods to learn about the plants, trees, and wildlife of this woodland retreat.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May26

Family Fun Day

at Pomonok PlaygroundQueens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, May 30, 2019

May30

Greenbelt Peepers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Registration is required.

Best For
Kids
May30

Greenbelt Tree Tots

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required.

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 31, 2019

May31

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Jun 1

Hands on History: Plant Your Own Terrarium

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Find out more about 19th-century agriculture in the United States and experiment a little with your own miniature garden to take home!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Jun 2

The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Bug Club explores the anatomy, life cycles, and the natural history of the bugs through engaging activities, excursions in the Greenbelt, and live demos.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Central Park Discovery Walks: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park's Conservatory Garden. Discover the difference between the various flowers and landscapes.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jun 5

Astoria Park Carnival

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Carnival will feature games, food, rides, and fun for the entire family. We look forward to seeing you there!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Jun 6

Astoria Park Carnival

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Carnival will feature games, food, rides, and fun for the entire family. We look forward to seeing you there!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 7, 2019

Jun 7

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 7

Astoria Park Carnival

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The Carnival will feature games, food, rides, and fun for the entire family. We look forward to seeing you there!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Jun 8

Astoria Park Carnival

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
The Carnival will feature games, food, rides, and fun for the entire family. We look forward to seeing you there!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jun 9

The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Bug Club explores the anatomy, life cycles, and the natural history of the bugs through engaging activities, excursions in the Greenbelt, and live demos.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Central Park Discovery Walks: Harlem Meer

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Go back in time and explore the changing Harlem Meer landscape. Learn about its history and discover the plants and animals that live in its waters.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Astoria Park Carnival

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The Carnival will feature games, food, rides, and fun for the entire family. We look forward to seeing you there!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 14, 2019

Jun14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jun15

Family Nature Walk

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Lace up your shoes for a family-friendly nature walk at Freshkills Park! NYC Parks staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun15

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the solstice and the opening of our Organic Farmers’ Market at Wyckoff’s June Family Day!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Jun16

The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Bug Club explores the anatomy, life cycles, and the natural history of the bugs through engaging activities, excursions in the Greenbelt, and live demos.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 21, 2019

Jun21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Tot Program: Guardian and Me

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Children will get creative with Max Cohen, teaching artist, The Art Students League, in the Tot Program focused on art and fun. Tots will get fit by playing in our indoor gym and playground.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jul 6

Hands on History: Etch Your Own 'Scrimshaw' Art

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
See objects that tell stories about the people who made and used them. Then try your hand at “scrimshaw,” a popular etching artform among sailors.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Jul20

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Aug 3

Hands on History: Play 19th Century Historic Games

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come try out classic games that John King and his brothers would have played on King Manor’s lawn.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aug17

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sep21

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Oct 5

Hands on History: Design Your Own 19th Century Jewelry

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Happy 250th Birthday, Mary Alsop King! In honor of the lady of King Manor, come learn about 19th-century jewelry and styles Mary wore in her portrait. Then make your own 19th-century inspired jewelry.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Oct19

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Nov 2

Hands on History: Paint Your Own Miniature Portrait

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about the art of miniature painting around the world—from the United States to France to India—and then make your own to take home!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Nov16

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dec 7

Hands on History: Make Your Own Scented Pomander!

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make your own pomander at King Manor, then visit the rest of the museum and enjoy our holiday decor!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Dec21

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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