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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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 14

Songbird Migration Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Inwood Hill Park and Muscota Marsh to learn about the migratory birds of the season in the new wetlands and the ancient forest.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours

Must See
May 14

Help The Garden Day

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Community gardeners and local volunteers will help with seasonal maintenance projects.
Category: Best for Kids, Seniors

Best For
May 14

Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park

at 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in BBP's Community Room at 99 Plymouth.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Volunteer, Waterfront

May 14

Inwood Hill Park Forest Restoration

at Payson Avenue and Beak Street (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will spruce up the surrounding restoration site in an effort to support the natural woodlands.
Category: Volunteer

May 14

Summer on the Hudson: The Art of Birding A Walk through Forever Wild Bird Sanctuary

at Riverside Park Bird Sanctuary (in Riverside Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join Jeff Nulle, long-time volunteer park tender and past president of the Linnaean Society of New York, on National Migratory Bird Day.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, Tours

May 14

FLOW.16 Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.
Category: Art, Tours

May 14

Compost Tea and Cookies

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea—an aerated brew of finished compost in water.
Category: Education, Nature

May 14


at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Randall's Island Park Alliance will host its annual FLOW Grand Opening, which features five new site-specific installations by artists.
Category: Art, Festivals, Tours, Waterfront

May 14

In Alice’s Garden: Spring Service Day

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out to Clear Comfort for a day of service. We’ll be planting, prepping beds, manicuring the lawn, and sprucing up the grounds for the season.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront

May 14

Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Woodland Corps

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to the ongoing care of the Park’s 250 acres of forest.
Category: Volunteer

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