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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, Outdoor 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

Family Art Project: Shield Me with a Turtle Shell

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Marvel at the beautiful protective shell of the turtle. Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack of your own. Then wearing our…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

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May17

Hatha Yoga

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other…
Category: Fitness

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!

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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

Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.
Category: Art
Free!

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