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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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Friday, May 16, 2014

May16

Bryant Park Fencing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided. Registration required at 212-382-2255.…
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

May16

Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis

at Tennis Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.
Category: Fitness, Sports, Seniors
Free!

May16

Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story writing with an established writer.Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flush out your story…
Category: Education, Art
Free!

May16

Nature on the Go!

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us.
Category: Education, Games, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

Seasonal Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

Animal Encounter

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

Bryant Park Party Game Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and…
Category: Games, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet

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

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
There's something rotten in the park and it's definitley not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and…
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater
Free!

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May16

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt

at McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!
Category: Fitness
Free!

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