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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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Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 8

Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk

at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Learn about warblers through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May 8

Spring Wildflower Hike (light)

at Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

May 8

Learn to Ride: Adults

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Category: Education, Sports, Bike Month NYC
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.
Enjoy the spring grounds and find something special for mom, featuring handmade goods from local artists and crafters.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Mother's Day, Waterfront
Free!

May 8

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park.
Category: Fitness, Volunteer, It's My Park, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 8

Meditation

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations.
Category: Fitness, Seniors

May 8

Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Children will learn the form of dance called Stand Battle and train to perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade.
Category: Dance, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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