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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 8, 2015

May 8

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 8

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Take free fitness classes outside this summer, brought to you by the staff of the new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 8

Grow to Learn: Project Learning Garden Workshop

at PS 216, Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Are you a school gardener looking for more resources on how to use your garden space as a teaching resource for your classroom or your cafeteria? Come to this workshop hosted by the…
Free!

May 8

Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

8:45 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.
Category: Fitness

May 8

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Category: Nature, Art, Seniors
Free!

May 8

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Take free fitness classes outside this summer, brought to you by the staff of the new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex! Children are welcome in this program.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Games, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 8

Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and the City’s response to climatic changes through ongoing storm…
Category: Art
Free!

May 8

Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Find unique handmade gifts for Mom. Vendors will offer finely crafted jewelry, ceramics, knitted wears, illustrations, home goods, garden decor, and more - all by local artists,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Markets, Mother's Day
Free!

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May 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May 8

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take free fitness classes outside this summer, brought to you by the staff of the new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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