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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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Sunday, May 5, 2013

May 5

Rockaway Composting and Plant Debris Removal

at Parking Lot on Seagirt Blvd. and Beach 15th St. (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
NYC Parks will assist in this effort with a debris collection and compost distribution initiative.
Free!

May 5

Weekend Volunteer Corps

at Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Weekend Volunteer Corps are a wonderful opportunity for groups to get their hands dirty with projects throughout the park. Individuals welcome too! All groups must pre-register.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

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Event
May 5

Birding 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 as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature
Free!

May 5

Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Art, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, History
Free!

May 5

Catch & Release Fishing

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem!
Category: Nature, Games, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)

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

10:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public.
Category: Nature, Fitness
Free!

May 5

Tai-Chi in the Greenbelt

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Tai-Chi instructor Raymond Yuen for Tai-Chi sessions overlooking our beautiful and inspiring woodlands.
Category: Fitness, Seniors

May 5

Bryant Park Petanque Tournament

at Bryant Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Petanque tournament organized by championship-winning club, La Boule New Yorkaise.
Category: Games
Free!

May 5

Cinco de Mayo Festival

at Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Come join the festivites of Cinco de Mayo hosted by Casa Puebla USA.
Category: Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Kids, Food, Seniors
Free!

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