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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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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Saturday, May 18, 2013

May18

It's My Park Day at First Park

at 1st Entrance (in First Park), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, volunteers from First Street Block Association and neighborhood residents will be busy cleaning, weeding and planting to help keep this park looking good.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May18

It's My Park Day at Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground

at 16th St. Entrance (in Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, join Corlears Cares and neighborhood friends for a day of planting flowers, tending garden beds, and cleaning up the playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May18

Make a Splash Tour

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Queens This is an Accessible location, St. Johns Recreation Center, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Make a Splash Tour brings USA Olympians to NYC Parks recreation centers.
Category: Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids
May18

Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden

at Watson Building (in Bronx Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.
The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.
Category: Birding, Nature

May18

Chess Clinic

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn new tactical insights from Chess Master Shirley Ben-Dak, then pit your newly acquired skills against other players of your, level tournament-style. Ages 6+.
Category: Education, Games
Free!

May18

Conservatory Garden Tour

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May18

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!

May18

High Line Field Station

at Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Stop by our mobile information cart to make the most of your next visit to the High Line.
Category: Education, Nature, Art
Free!

May18

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.
Our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.
Category: Birding, Nature, Waterfront
Free!

May18

Nature Exploration Hike: The North Woods

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
Explore nature, discover our City's rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.
Category: Nature, Fitness
Free!

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