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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 1–10 out of 107 events
from May 6, 2015 to December 12, 2015
in Festivals (x) category

Saturday, May 9, 2015

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!

Must See
Event
May 9

Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come have a family & friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Games, Kids, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May10

Japan 4M Run and Festival

at East Drive near East 68th Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture at this four-mile race in Central Park, now in its ninth year. The race and accompanying kids' races are part of Japan…
Category: Festivals, Fitness

Must See
Event

Friday, May 15, 2015

May15

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with City Stompers

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves.
Category: Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May15

The Senior Prom

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Turn back the clock, break out the tux and the gown, put on your dancing shoes and come to our Senior Prom!
Category: Dance, Festivals, Seniors
Free!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May16

Powell Street Garden: Free Book Fair

at Powell Street Livonia Garden (in ), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Please come to the garden for a free book fair while supplies last.
Category: Festivals
Free!

May16

For The Birds Festival: A Celebration of All Things Avian

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day of guided bird walks, lectures, art, photography, literature, film screenings, children's activities, and more.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Art, Festivals, Kids, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

Arts, Culture & Fun: Limited Partnership

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

1:15 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, took on the U.S. government to fight for equality.
Category: Art, Festivals, Film, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May17

Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring all-ages bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Festivals, Games, Kids, Mother's Day, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, May 18, 2015

May18

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

at Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Category: Art, Festivals, Talks, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

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