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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

May17

Basic Canoeing

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

1:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

May17

Wildlife Puppet Show

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Learn more about the ecology of native wildlife as you meet the Rangers and their puppet friends.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Freshwater Fishing

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Category: Education, Games, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Category: Art, Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

Monday, May 18, 2015

May18

Birding Tours of Bryant Park

at Bryant Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

May18

Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mariella Bisson’s large scale, mixed media paintings of waterfalls are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.
Category: Nature, Art, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Seniors
Free!

May18

Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and the City’s response to climatic changes through ongoing storm…
Category: Art
Free!

May18

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May18

Bryant Park Language Classes

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua.
Category: Education
Free!

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