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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 30, 2015

May30

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.
Category: Nature, Kids, Family Camping
Free!

Best For
Kids
May30

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Category: Art, Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

May30

Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling.
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

May30

Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Register at www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May31

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May31

Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals, snake skeletons, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Art

May31

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Category: Education
Free!

May31

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk

at Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May31

It's My Park at American Playground

at American Playground, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteer for a day of planting and cleaning to show your love for American Playground
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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