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Things to Do Outside in NYC in April

Things to Do Outside in NYC in April

Celebrate the great outdoors with these hand-picked family-friendly events for nature-lovers in NYC in April.

Early Spring Children’s Gardening
WHEN: Mar. 26 - Apr. 23, 3:45-5pm
WHERE: Children's Garden, Rockefeller Park, 75 Battery Place, Battery Park City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Celebrate spring by digging and planting, learning about green practices, and composting.
WANT TO GO? 5 sessions: $75. 212-267-9700. bpcparks.org.

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: The North Woods FREE
WHEN: Apr. 7 - 28, select days, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth avenues, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about how plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community.
WANT TO GO? 212-310-6600. centralparknyc.org.

Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 13, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Fort Washington Park, 172nd Beach in Fort Washington Park, Upper Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore Jeffrey's Hook lighhouse, which has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse." 
WANT TO GO? nycgovparks.org.

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Conservatory Garden FREE
WHEN: Apr. 14 - 23, select dates, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden, Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th streets, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join this kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park's Conservatory Garden.
WANT TO GO? 212-310-6600. centralparknyc.org.

Wild Edibles Foraging in Inwood FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 14, 2-3pm
WHERE: The Nature Place Day Camp, 218th Street and Inwood Road, Inwood, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Participants will learn plant names, properties, tastes, uses in cooking, and get an overall feel for a number of plants.
WANT TO GO? 845-356-1234. thenatureplace.com.

Harlem Grown's Earth Day Celebration FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 20, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Harlem Grown, 118 W. 134th St., Harlem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Stop by for green tips and tricks to implement more eco-friendly habits and pick up local produce too.
WANT TO GO? 212-870-0113. harlemgrown.org.

Wilderness Skills: The Basics FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 21, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Inwood Hill Park, Isham Street and Seaman Avenue, Inwood, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn tips and tricks to enhance your knowledge of the natural world.
WANT TO GO? 212-628-2345. nycgovparks.org.

Kids Week: Geology Rocks! FREE
WHEN: Monday, Apr. 22, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Inwood Hill Park, Isham Street and Seaman Avenue, Inwood, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Explore and examine rocks and climb a rock or two.
WANT TO GO? 212-628-2345. nycgovparks.org.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Apr. 22 - 27, Monday and Saturday, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Central Park, Fifth Avenue & 66th Street, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Score points by finding Stuart Little, sticking your tongue out at a rude animal, and learning the motto of a hidden eagle.
WANT TO GO? $17.50-$21.50. 877-946-4868. watsonadventures.com/.

All-of-a-Kind Family Walking Tour
WHEN: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St., Lower East Side , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Find out what it was like to be a kid on the Lower East Side in the early 20th century.
WANT TO GO? $14. 212-219-0302. eldridgestreet.org.

Watson Adventures’ 'Hamilton': The Family Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Friday, Apr. 26, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Watson Adventures Meet-Up Location, Broad Street and Exchange Place, Financial District, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Follow in Alexander Hamilton's footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan. 
WANT TO GO? $17.50-$21.50. 877-946-4868. watsonadventures.com.

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