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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 2, 2015

May 2

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, North Woods (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
May 2

Birding: Ospreys

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
May 2

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Category: Education, Nature, Fishing
Free!

May 2

Bryant Park Petanque Tournament

at Petanque Courts (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Select triples style pétanque tournament for this popular European game organized by La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship-winning club.
Category: Games
Free!

May 2

In Alice’s Garden: Spring Service Day

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Come out to Clear Comfort for a day of service. We’ll be planting, prepping beds, manicuring the lawn, and sprucing up the grounds for the season. Casual tea served on…
Category: Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Waterfront
Free!

May 2

Resident Green Committee Summit

at Williamsburg Community Center, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The day will include keynote speakers, a variety of environmental workshops, a raffle, a green organization fair, a delicious catered lunch, and many surprises!
Category: Nature
Free!

May 2

GreenThumb: Plant Starts Giveaway

at GreenThumb Compound, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get your veggie, herb and flower transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening. All supplies are for registered GreenThumb gardens only and are available…
Free!

May 2

Discover Freshkills Park: Jane's Walk

at St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and discuss the development of new capital projects at Freshkills Park!
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Seniors
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at the 122nd St Green Street

at Manhattan Avenue and 122nd Street, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the residents of 530 Manhattan Avenue as they conduct a general cleanup, spread mulch, and plant flowers in the green street.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Painter's Playground

at The Painter's Playground, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Parent Association of PS174Q to help clean up, rake leaves, and spruce up Painter's Playground in Forest Hills.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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