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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

May 17

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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May 17

It's My Park at Soundview Park

at Park House (in Soundview Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help spring clean the Butterfly Mediation Garden and repaint the children's sprinkler area.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Best for Kids, Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 17

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!

May 17

Spring Fungus Walk With Expert Mycologist Paul Sadowski

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Paul Sadowski at Payson Center to learn about the diverse array of mushrooms in NYC and then hike through Inwood's Forest to find fruiting species!
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

May 17

It's My Park at Astoria Park

at Charybdis Playground (in Astoria Park), Queens

10:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Astoria Park Alliance for some family fun as we re-imagine Charybdis Playground.
Category: Best for Kids, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 17

It's My Park at Golden Swan Park

at West 4th Street Courts, Manhattan

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join local residents in giving the garden next to West 4th Courts a spring clean and planting.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 17

Bird and Nature Walk at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a stroll through the Garden as we look for springtime birds, flowers, and other treats courtesy of Mother Nature!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Talks

May 17

Kids Salamander Exploration

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore under logs and turn over rocks gently to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 17

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May 17

Free Tai Chi in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in…
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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