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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 2, 2015

May 2

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Fitness, Games, Kids, Food

Best For
Kids
May 2

Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.
Category: Fitness
Free!

May 2

Birding: Ospreys

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
May 2

Tai Chi Chuan

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This class introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.
Category: Fitness

May 2

Tree Giveaway

at GreenThumb Compound, Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
GreenThumb and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are teaming up to bring you free trees as part of the Million TreesNYC initiative!
Category: Nature
Free!

May 2

Learn To Ride for Kids

at Matthew P. Sapolin Playground, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This series will not only teach children the proper technique of riding a bike but also the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike.
Category: Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 2

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
May 2

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Category: Education, Nature, Fishing
Free!

May 2

Discover Freshkills Park: Jane's Walk

at St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and discuss the development of new capital projects at Freshkills Park!
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Seniors
Free!

May 2

GreenThumb: Plant Starts Giveaway

at GreenThumb Compound, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get your veggie, herb and flower transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening. All supplies are for registered GreenThumb gardens only and are available…
Free!

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