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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 17, 2014

May17

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May17

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.
Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Talks
Free!

May17

It's My Park Day Owls Head Park

at 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, join the Owl's Head Park Horticulture Group and help beautify this waterfront property. Please wear work boots and bring work gloves.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May17

It's My Park Day at Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground

at 2nd Avenue at 29th Street (in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Help clean up and plant to make the park look great for the summer. There will be kids activities too!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May17

It's My Park Day at St. Nicholas Park

at West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of St. Nicholas Park as they clean up, rake and plant flowers near.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May17

It's My Park Day at Graniteville Quarry Park

at Graniteville Quarry Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The Friends of Graniteville Quarry along with Mariner's Harbor Civic Association will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Graniteville Quarry.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May17

It's My Park Day at Tappen Park

at Village Hall (in Tappen Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnerships in our spring cleaning and planting at Tappen Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

May17

Amazing Bronx River Flotilla & 5K Canoe Challenge

at Starlight Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come cheer on the racers and enjoy an afternoon of free music, canoe trips, learn-to-ride bicycle clinics and more.
Category: Fitness, Kids, Sports, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May17

Bryant Park Juggling

at Bryant Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Hands-on History: Reading with Rufus

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Rufus King loved to read and owned over 3,500 books! Take a tour of the museum and create your own book using paper marbleizing.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, History, Kids, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

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