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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 18, 2014

May18

Kids Salamander Exploration

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.
Search for signs of our native amphibians by getting up close with life on the forest floor.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May18

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.
Category: Birding, Nature, Games, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May18

Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, 12 to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
May18

Summer on the Hudson: 11th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Kids, Mother's Day, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May18

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May18

Walking Among Wildflowers

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us as we explore the bright green forest of early May on a moderate length hike. In honor of Wildflower Week, we will search for trillium, bloodroot, mayapples, and…
Category: Nature, Fitness, Tours
Free!

May18

Wildlife Puppet Show

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

1:00 p.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. We aren't pulling your strings! Bring the whole family to a fun-filled nature themed…
Category: Kids, Theater
Free!

Must See
Event
May18

World's Fair Anniversary Festival

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come join the celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World's Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Art, Festivals, Games, Kids, Theater, Tours, Food, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
May18

Waterfall Hike

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

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain…
Category: Tours
Free!

May18

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
See the Park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

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