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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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from May 1, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park

at St. Nicholas Park Dog Run (in St. Nicholas Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be spreading woodchips and tidying up the area.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 1

New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park

at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 1

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 Bowne House and help prepare it for the summer.
Category: Volunteer, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

May 1

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Must See
Event
May 1

Family Art Project: Buds, Buds, Buds

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

In The Shop: Artisan Lotta Helleberg

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
In-store artisan Lotta Helleberg of Inleaf studio offers books, household goods, stationary, and wearables.
Category: Art, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

May 1

Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Cherry Blossom Festivals

Must See
Event
May 1

Brooklyn Recreation Arts Partners: Pop-Up Gallery - 'Visual Pollution: MTA Ad Defacement'

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The exhibit features Loughran's oil painting series, Visual Pollution: MTA Ad Defacement. The series was inspired by altered or vandalized New York City subway ads.
Category: Art
Free!

Must See
Event
May 1

Seeds under the Spotlight

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hike to find seeds in their many forms, then use high-powered microscopes to discover how they move and grow.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by nature on this guided walk through Silver Lake Park. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 20.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

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