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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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Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

May 21

Playwriting for Adults

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults.
Category: Education, Art
Free!

May 21

Bronx Crime & Noir Writer's Society: Writing Series

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This casual writers meeting gathers the third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

May 21

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

GreenThumb Workshop: Marvelous Mushrooms

at Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses do it yourself indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to the outdoors.
Category: Education, Seniors
Free!

May 21

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Nature Exploration

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Sacred Sites Weekend with Landmarks Conservancy

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Highlights include the archaeology of Queens and New York City, along with tours of the house and our beautiful gardens.
Category: Accessible, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

May 21

Ranger's Choice: Calver Vaux Park Discovery Hike

at Calvert Vaux Park, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This beautifully restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.
Category: Birding, Nature, History, Hiking
Free!

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