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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 23, 2015

May 23

Exhibition Talk: Tredwell Costume Collection and Two-piece Day Ensemble

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
On display in Eliza’s Tredwell’s bedroom: a two-piece day ensemble, ca. 1858, made of green silk taffeta trimmed with wide bands of black cut-silk velvet and narrow ruffles…
Category: History

May 23

Music in the Garden: The New York Exceptions

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for a lively performance of popular music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s! This doo-wop band will have you singing and dancing to your favorite oldies!
Category: Concerts, Seniors

May 23

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Category: Art, Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

May 23

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Central Park comes alive at night with the activity of its nocturnal residents.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 24

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 24

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

May 24

Birding: Hawk Watch

at High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 24

CANCELLED: It's My Park at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers will fertilize and seed the grounds, plant in the herb and vegetable gardens, spread mulch around the parks trees, and help plant.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 24

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Category: Education
Free!

May 24

Birding Basics 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 when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids

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