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School Break

New York City schools are out for Spring Recess from Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29, but there are plenty of fun and educational activities for kids at NYC Parks! From birding to games to lessons about wildlife, there are tons of great ways to keep young students amused and informed over the break.

Enroll your kids in our free weeklong swimming program that teaches basic swimming skills and water safety.

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Our Urban Park Rangers will transform our parks into natural classrooms with nature-related programs and activities for kids.

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Rec center memberships for kids under 18 are free! Our centers are equipped with ball courts, computer rooms, and more.

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School Break Events

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Apr 30

Bike Tour: Great Trees of Inwood and Riverdale

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us on a leisurely cycling tour to view some of the great trees of Inwood and Riverdale.
Free!

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Apr 30

Family Art Project: Buds, Buds, Buds

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Make your own free-standing, fully budding sculptural tree using one of Wave Hill's many budding trees as a guide.

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Kids
Apr 30

Junior Arborist Station

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Kids ages five and up are invited to don tree-climbing harnesses and hard hats and ascend into the canopy of our old sugar maple tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill.
Free!

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Kids
Apr 30

Spring Break in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location , Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location , The Carousel (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Free!

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Kids
Apr 30

Garden Walk: Trees in the Designed Landscape

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a spring stroll with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of the gardens at Wave Hill.

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Kids

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

Family Art Project: Buds, Buds, Buds

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings.
Free!

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Kids
May 1

Spring Break in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location , Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location , The Carousel (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, May 30, 2016

May 30

Memorial Day in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location , Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location , The Carousel (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel.
Free!

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Kids

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