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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 17, 2015

May17

Family Art Project: Shield Me with a Turtle Shell

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Marvel at the beautiful protective shell of the turtle. Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack of your own. Then wearing our…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
May17

Hatha Yoga

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other…
Category: Fitness

May17

It's My Park at Soundview Park

at Park House (in Soundview Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help spring clean the Butterfly Mediation Garden and repaint the children's sprinkler area.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Kids, Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Bicycling Basics

at Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
?Bicycle Basics is a free three hour bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills.
Category: Education, Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

It's My Park at Golden Swan Park

at West 4th Street Courts, Manhattan

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join local residents in giving the garden next to West 4th Courts a spring clean and planting.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May17

It's My Park at Astoria Park

at Charybdis Playground (in Astoria Park), Queens

10:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Astoria Park Alliance for some family fun as we re-imagine Charybdis Playground.
Category: Kids, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Spring Fungus Walk With Expert Mycologist Paul Sadowski

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Paul Sadowski at Payson Center to learn about the diverse array of mushrooms in NYC and then hike through Inwood's Forest to find fruiting species!
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

May17

Bird and Nature Walk at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a stroll through the Garden as we look for springtime birds, flowers, and other treats courtesy of Mother Nature!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Talks

May17

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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