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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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Monday, May 13, 2013

May13

Erik Benson: The Park

at The Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Erik Benson's paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint.
Category: Nature, Art, Kids, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May13

Botany for Beginners

at Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn to use field guides and identify wildflowers.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildflower Week
Free!

May13

It's My Park Day at Roy Wilkins Park & Recreation Center

at Merrick and Foch Boulevards (in Roy Wilkins Recreation Center), Queens

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, join local residents and Friends of Roy Wilkins Park as the clean the park and flower garden.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May13

Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art
Free!

May13

Bryant Park Chess

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available fora small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.
Category: Games

May13

Bryant Park Petanque

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn to play petanque from members of NYC's championship-winning club, La Boule New Yorkaise.
Category: Games
Free!

May13

Bryant Park: Le Carrousel

at Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Specially created to complement the park's French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10…
Category: Kids

Best For
Kids
May13

Bryant Park Games

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.
Category: Games
Free!

May13

Bryant Park Ping Pong

at Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.
Category: Games
Free!

May13

Bryant Park Reading Room

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word - under the London Plane trees - in the open-air Reading Room.
Free!

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