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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

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May17

Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring all-ages bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Festivals, Games, Kids, Mother's Day, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Category: Education, Games, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Basic Canoeing

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

May17

Wildlife Puppet Show

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Learn more about the ecology of native wildlife as you meet the Rangers and their puppet friends.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Freshwater Fishing

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Family Storytime & Craft at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories and crafts.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids

Best For
Kids
May17

Fleece Festival

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society for a weekend of fleece fun at Lefferts Historic House and the Prospect Park Zoo.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, History, Kids

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May17

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 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!

May17

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in…
Category: Art, History

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