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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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Friday, May 17, 2013

May17

Animal Encounter at Prospect Park

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

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Experience Life As A Plant

at Garden Peoples Garden (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
How does it feel to be a plant? Join us as we explore the lives of plants, pollinators, and soil organisms in Riverside Park.
Category: Nature, Kids, Tours, Wildflower Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Nature On The Go!

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore the surrounding areas of the Audubon Center and learn about the nature that is all around us.
Category: Education, Games, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Book Club: The Tale of Despereaux

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The story of a mouse, a princess, some soup and a spool of thread.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Naomi Goldberg Haas's Dances for a Variable Population with older adults and professional dancers, erases the border between dancer and non-dancer, returning dance to joy.
Category: Dance, Festivals, Kids, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Simpson & Sauternes: Lyra Consort

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Vita Wallace, Beverly Au, and Lisa Terry perform selections from Christopher Simpson's Little Consorts and other 17th century English chamber music while you sip Sauternes, a sweet French wine.
Category: Concerts, History

May17

Movie Night: Wreck It Ralph

at Frederick B Judge Playground (in Frederick B. Judge Playground), Queens

7:30 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Wreck It Ralph! Popcorn and ices will be served.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

May17

The Old Stone House and Light and Sound Concerts Present: Miguel Frasconi – Glass Instrument Concert

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.
Join us for our spring season of Light & Sound Concerts, the innovative classical concert series produced by Julianne Klopotic.
Category: Concerts

Saturday, May 18, 2013

May18

Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run

at Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.
Running in Van Cortlandt Park
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May18

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Seniors
Free!

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