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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

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park?
Category: Markets
Free!

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

It's My Park at Liotti Ikefugi Playground

at Liotti Ikefugi Playgound (in Liotti Ikefugi Playground), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer at Liotti Ikefugi Playground to help clean, rake, and paint benches.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Vesuvio Playground

at Vesuvio Playground, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
An It's My Park family event at Vesuvio Playground, with activities including planting, music, art and Imagination Playground blocks!
Category: Kids, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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May16

CANCELLED: It's My Park at the Upper East Side Street Trees

at 1488 3rd Avenue, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join volunteers in raking, aerating, and mulching the tree pits.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Convent Garden

at Convent Garden, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the Convent Garden Community Association for their annual spring clean-up to rake, weed, and plant annuals throughout the garden.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Malls

at West 152nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the Friends of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Malls for their annual spring clean-up and planting event.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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