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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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Thursday, May 8, 2014

May 8

Compost Workday at the Neighborhood Advisory Committee Community Garden

at Neighborhood Advisory Committee Community Garden, Bronx

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Pitch in with chopping, mixing, sifting, and other compost bin maintenance tasks while learning hands-on the tips and techniques for setting up and managing your own compost system.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May 8

Animal Encounter

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

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May 8

GreenThumb Workshop: Explore the Many Uses of Herbs

at A. Badillo Community Rose Garden, Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn how to make some simple products with the herbs you grow, from sun tea to salve.
Category: Education, Nature, Food
Free!

May 8

Grow to Learn School Garden Plant Start Giveaway, Bronx

at College Avenue Garden, Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Grow to Learn registered schools only may pick up 2 flats each of mixed vegetable, herb, and flower starts. First come, first served, while supplies last.
Free!

May 8

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 8

Bryant Park Birding Tours

at 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours
Free!

May 8

Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp

at McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.
Category: Fitness
Free!

May 8

Wheelchair Basketball

at Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Shoot some hoops while making new friends. Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome!
Category: Accessible, Sports

May 8

Celebrate Brooklyn! Global Dance Party at Brooklyn Bridge Park with Balkan Beat Box / DJ Joro Boro

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Since 2005, Balkan Beat Box has been pumping out a kinetic kaleidoscope of Mediterranean-meets-electronic music and shows no signs of stopping their boisterous party...
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

May 8

Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 p.m.
Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado…
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater
Free!

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