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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 31, 2015

May31

Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore

at American Ballfields, Queens

11:00 a.m.
Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.
May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May31

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Tours, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May31

Basic Orienteering (light)

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.
On orienteering hikes you will learn to strengthen your map reading and compass using skills.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

May31

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
May31

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!

May31

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We’ve partnered with Musical Directions to bring Sweet Spot Festival to West Harlem Piers Park. Sweet Spot Festival is a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Waterfront
Free!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Jun 1

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Take free fitness classes outside this summer, brought to you by the staff of the new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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