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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

“Behind the Ropes” Tour of the Merchant’s House 1832 Ornamental Plasterwork with Historic Plaster Specialist David Flaharty

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
The Merchant’s House Museum’s original Greek Revival decorative plasterwork is considered by many to be the most important extant in a pre-Civil War residential interior in…
Category: History

May16

It's My Park at First Park

at 1st Street between First and Second Avenue (in First Park), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join volunteers from First Street Block Association and neighborhood residents who will be busy cleaning, weeding, and planting.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Tappen Park

at Tappen Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer to help clean, rake, and beautify this local Stapleton gem.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them…
Category: History, Talks
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Hope Ballfield

at Bushwick Ballfields (in Hope Ballfield), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, please join the Friends of Hope Ballfield and El Puente as they plant, weed, and mulch the horticulture beds to brighten up the park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Must See
Event
May16

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
Category: Games
Free!

May16

Summer Sports Experience

at Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This program is now full. Please check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions!
Category: Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

It's My Park at Christopher Park

at Christopher Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
At this Its My Park season project, join the Christopher Park Alliance volunteers as they paint benches and the railings and generally give the park a spring clean!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May16

Track and Field Workshop for People with Disabilities

at Linden Park, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Try a push rim chair or hand cycle! Learn how to play boccia or learn how to throw the shot put and discus.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Sports
Free!

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