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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 January 14, 2012 (x) to December 26, 2015
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Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

at Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
May 2

Weird, Wild & Wonderful

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
The New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on unusual plants.
Category: Nature, Art

May 2

Blooming Naturalists

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 2

Central Park Tour: Curator Talk on Women in Central Park

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Join Conservatory Garden Curator, Diane Schaub, for this walk through the Garden that will focus on women's roles in shaping the space, from designer Betty Sprout through restoration work by Lynden Miller to her own designed displays.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Women's History Month

May 2

Animal Encounter

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 3

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

May 3

Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 3

Jane's Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship

at Clinton Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Jane’s Walks are organized and led by urban enthusiasts, animators and organizations that celebrate Jane Jacobs’ legacy.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks
Free!

May 3

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 - no water needed!
Category: Education, Nature, Father's Day, Fishing
Free!

May 3

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed

at Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
See more than 30 animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids

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