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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 1, 2015 to December 26, 2015
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Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Fitness, Games, Kids, Food

Best For
Kids
May 9

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
May 9

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May 9

Seasonal Explorers: Sensational Spring

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

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Get to know the outdoors this spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist…
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
May 9

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 9

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 9

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

May 9

Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day

at Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Kids
Free!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

May10

Birding: Willow Lake

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May10

Weekend Volunteer Corps

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as they gear up for spring cleaning!
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

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