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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 2, 2015

May 2

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, North Woods (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!
Category: Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
May 2

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May 2

Discover Freshkills Park: Jane's Walk

at St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and discuss the development of new capital projects at Freshkills Park!
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Seniors
Free!

May 2

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Bowne Playground, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Category: Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 2

GreenThumb: Plant Starts Giveaway

at GreenThumb Compound, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get your veggie, herb and flower transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening. All supplies are for registered GreenThumb gardens only and are available…
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Painter's Playground

at The Painter's Playground, Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Parent Association of PS174Q to help clean up, rake leaves, and spruce up Painter's Playground in Forest Hills.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Claremont Park

at Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 2

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Crispus Attucks Playground, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Category: Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 2

East New York Gardens: Spring Open House

at Clara's Garden (in ), Brooklyn, Floral Vineyard (in ), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Build your garden's membership or go to your local community garden and find out how to get involved. Stop by to see cooking demos, meet GreenThumb staff, enjoy a snack…
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at the 122nd St Green Street

at Manhattan Avenue and 122nd Street, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the residents of 530 Manhattan Avenue as they conduct a general cleanup, spread mulch, and plant flowers in the green street.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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