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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 3, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation.
Category: Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 21

Walk Randall's Island

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Come walk around Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a fun, and healthy event.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Hiking
Free!

May 21

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
Free!

May 21

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 the historic Bowne House and help prepare it for the summer.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 21

Meadow Lake Tree Planting

at South West Corner of Meadow Lake

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 21

Green Neighborhood Volunteer Program: Richmond Hill

at 121st Street and 89th Avenue, Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will assist in caring for recently planted trees and saplings, and beautifying tree pits.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 21

It's My Park at Banneker Playground

at Banneker Playground, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Psi Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to paint, weed, and refresh at Banneker Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

Historical Tour (South)

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May 21

Historical Tour - Randall's Island South

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 learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the island into the beautiful park it is today!
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May 21

Birding Bonanza

at South end of the Little Hell Gate Bridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan, Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon will help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

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