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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 31, 2015

May31

It's My Park at American Playground

at American Playground, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteer for a day of planting and cleaning to show your love for American Playground
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May31

Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk

at Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May31

Training 5/31

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Category: Volunteer, TreesCount! 2015
Free!

May31

John Muir Trail Volunteer Day

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The John Muir Trail Volunteer Day begins with the removal of invasive plants and the planting of native trees and shrubs.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May31

Family Art Project: Telling Nature and Family Stories

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Led by visiting artist and performance artist Jesus Benavente and Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel, we celebrate storytelling at the Family Art Project and in our own lives.…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

TreesCount!2015 Training 5/31 Central Park North

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Category: Volunteer, TreesCount! 2015
Free!

May31

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Please note: Registration has ended.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore

at American Ballfields, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

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!

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