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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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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 11

Good Bugs in the Garden

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen will discuss beneficial insects in the garden, and you and your little ones are invited to help her release ladybugs into the park!
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
May 11

Adult Basketball League

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Particpants must be members of the Recreation Center. Please call for more information.
Category: Sports
Free!

May 11

Zumba

at Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park), Queens

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Get fit in the park with free Zumba, an aerobic exercise program that blends Latin and African dance movements.
Category: Fitness
Free!

May 11

FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Hike and listen to frogs.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 12

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 12

Bryant Park Tai Chi

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 12

28th Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This show highlights vendors who support NYC’s Clean Fleet and Vision Zero initiatives, as well as daily operations. The fleet show will feature vendors offering a wide array of…
Category: Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
May 12

Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork.
Category: Art, Seniors
Free!

May 12

Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May 12

Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

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