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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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Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May 5

Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 5

Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others!
Category: Education, Nature

May 5

Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.
Category: Fitness
Free!

May 5

Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!
Category: Fitness
Free!

May 5

Shape Up NYC: Body Blast

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

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.
Category: Fitness
Free!

May 5

Adaptive Swim

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise.
Category: Accessible, Fitness

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6

Beginners Tunisian Crochet

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

1:30 a.m.2:30 a.m.
Learn basic Tunisian (Afghan) crochet. Make a pot holder. Materials required: One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn #H crochet hook
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

May 6

Bryant Park Tai Chi

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 6

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness
Free!

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