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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

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!

May17

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

May17

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!

May17

It's My Park at Potomac Playground

at Macon Playground (in Potomac Playground), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Delta Rho Omega Chapter to help clean, rake, and weed in Potomac Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May17

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!

May17

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
May17

Greenbelt Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (South)

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Starting from High Rock Park to continue our exploration of the Blue trail. This hike will take us through Southwest LaTourette to the Greenbelt Nature Center. After a short rest…
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
May17

It's My Park with the 181st Street Beautification Project

at West 181st Street Community Garden, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the West 181st St Beautification Project. Volunteers are needed to help with weeding, sweeping, and planting.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May17

It's My Park at Hutchinson River Greenway

at Hutchinson River Greenway, Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Please note that registration for this event is closed.
Category: It's My Park
Free!

May17

It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Be a great park steward. Give back to the park that gives to you by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks for a It's My Park Day.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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