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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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Sunday, May 19, 2013

May19

Birding for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

May19

Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Art, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May19

The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History
Free!

May19

Catch & Release Fishing

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem!
Category: Nature, Games, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May19

Beautification Day: Volunteer Painting

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help rejuvenate Fort Tyron by painting the historic fence.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May19

Tai-Chi in the Greenbelt

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Tai-Chi instructor Raymond Yuen for Tai-Chi sessions overlooking our beautiful and inspiring woodlands.
Category: Fitness, Seniors

May19

It's My Park Day at Bennett Park

at W. 185th Street Entrance (in Bennett Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, join the Bennett Park Community Alliance to plant flowers in the children's garden and paint benches throughout the park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May19

It's My Park Day at East River Esplanade

at 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, help the Upper Green Side, the Friends of the East River Esplanade and East River C.R.E.W. beautify the East River Esplanade.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May19

It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan, Subway Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Trust as they paint, clean-up Javits playground and more.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May19

6th Annual Shred Fest

at Bensonhurst Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, St. Nicholas Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Flatbush Nostrand Junction, Brooklyn, Triangle Plaza, Bronx, Union Square Park, Manhattan, 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Bring all your old documents to Shred Fest and fight identity theft.
Category: Education
Free!

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