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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 16, 2015

May16

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

May16

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Category: Accessible, Volunteer, It's My Park, Seniors
Free!

May16

Early Morning Bird Walk

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early morning walk to spot birds in the gardens and woodlands as well as the skies above Wave Hill. You’ll be amazed by the diversity…
Category: Birding, Nature, Talks

May16

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

May16

New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park

at Columbus Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park), Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Calling all park lovers! Help the New York Junior League revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May16

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join us for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May16

Birding: Spring Migration

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

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May16

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.
Category: Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May16

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Sutton Place Park

at Entrance at E 54th Street and Sutton Place (in Sutton Parks), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park Season, come join Sutton Area Community members in cleaning up and planting at Sutton Place Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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