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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

NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

at Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 21

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

at Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 21

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation.
Category: Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 21

Walk Randall's Island

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Come walk around Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a fun, and healthy event.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Hiking
Free!

May 21

Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park

at 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in BBP's Community Room at 99 Plymouth.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

May 21

Beautify Historic Flushing Outdoor Volunteer Project

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

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the beautiful spring garden at the historic Bowne House and help prepare it for the summer.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 21

Meadow Lake Tree Planting

at South West Corner of Meadow Lake

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 21

Green Neighborhood Volunteer Program: Richmond Hill

at 121st Street and 89th Avenue, Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will assist in caring for recently planted trees and saplings, and beautifying tree pits.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 21

Historical Tour (South)

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May 21

Historical Tour - Randall's Island South

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the island into the beautiful park it is today!
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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