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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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Saturday, May 16, 2015

May16

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Fitness, Games, Kids, Food

Best For
Kids
May16

It's My Park at Travers Park

at 78th Street Entrance (in Travers Park), Queens

9:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of the Travers Park to help clean, paint, prune shrubs, mulch and prepare the green space for the warmer months ahead.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Minetta Playground

at Minetta Playground, Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, come along to Minetta Playground for a family-friendly activity to help plant the flower beds and spread wood chip mulch!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Turtle Playground

at Turtle Playground, Queens

9:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Green Earth Urban Gardeners, Inc. to help clean, scrape, and repaint fencing and related equipments at Turtle Playground starting at 9:30 a.m.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, help mulch, rake leaves, weed, and spruce up Weeping Beach Park, Daniel Carter Beard Mall and the Bowne Historic House.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

Free Yoga in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel. Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha…
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May16

Tai Chi Chuan

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William…
Category: Fitness

May16

Centennial Plant Sale

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

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Let your garden be inspired by ours! Unusual annuals, perennials, herbs, and roses for sale, plus demos on edible gardening and potting plants. Rain date: Sunday, May 17
Free!

May16

CANCELLED: Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.
Category: Fitness
Free!

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