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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 3, 2015

May 3

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

May 3

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!

May 3

Synergi Urban Farm: Urban Rebuilding Initiative, Growing Season Kick-Off

at Synergi Urban Farm (in ), Bronx

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Urban Rebuilding Initiative will kick off the 2015 season of growing and giving with their first food and tree giveaway/plant sale. The group has been growing food in the Bronx for…
Free!

May 3

Tree Giveaway

at Diamante Garden (in ), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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 3

Birding Basics for Families

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 3

Hike to the Alley Pond Giant (Vigorous)

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
The Alley Pond Giant is the largest and oldest tree in the five boroughs.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Must See
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May 3

32nd Annual Hippo Playground Spring Fair

at Hippo Playground (in Riverside Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Hippo Playground Project for their 32nd Annual Spring Fair and help raise essential funds for Hippo Playground maintenance and programs.
Category: Kids

Best For
Kids
May 3

It's My Park at Corlears Hook Park

at Corlears Hook Park, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, come along on this date to Corlears Hook Park to join in a park clean-up and kids' activities!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 3

Family Art Project: Ephemeral Creatures in Clay

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join visiting artist Roxanne Jackson as she shows you how to use wash-away, air-dry clay to sculpt mythological creatures,
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 3

Green-Roof Birdhouse Woodworking Workshop

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Sharpen both your woodworking and gardening skills as you construct and plant a birdhouse with a rooftop of live succulent plants.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature

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