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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.

Viewing 61–70 out of 2,350 events
from April 21, 2018 to December 28, 2019

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Apr21

Animal of the Month Club: Northern Gannet

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join our park rangers at Wolfe's Pond for a chance to view and learn more about Northern Gannets, a little known resident species of Staten Island.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Apr21

Site Planning for Your Community Garden

at Powers St. Community Garden, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this workshop, we’ll walk through the site-planning process for the Powers St. Garden and look at the many factors to consider in planning our gardens.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

Apr21

Culture Shock: The High Line's Season Kick-off

at High Line (in The High Line), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the High Line's 2018 season with a bang! Culture Shock is the Friends of the High Line's annual festival of music, art, performance, horticulture, and hands-on activities.
Category: Nature, Art, Festivals
Free!

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Apr21

Gallery Tour: Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats.
Category: Art, Tours
Free!

Apr21

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr21

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!

Apr21

Spring Watercolor Workshop II: Spring Bulb Flowers

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will go out into the garden and use tulips and other…
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids

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Apr21

Fiction and Personal Themes: Race and Immigration

at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
What will it take for you to stay with a story from its beginning to its very end? NYTimes bestselling author Ming Lee discusses how to stay the course from first draft to last revision
Category: Accessible, Art, Talks
Free!

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Apr22

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!

Apr22

It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground: Earth Day

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

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, celebrate Earth Day and volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors to do some horticulture and spring cleaning at Fort Independence Playground.
Category: Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day, It's My Park
Free!

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