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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 21, 2016

May 21

Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Getting Started with Compost

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn all about the best ways to apply compost tea, use compost as a mulch or top-dressing, and when one application is better than the other.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May 21

Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Category: Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 21

Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!

at 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 21

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May 21

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours

May 21

GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway

at GreenThumb Compound, Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, and learn some tips on square-foot gardening.
Category: Education
Free!

May 21

Family Activity Day: Make a Terrarium

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate the spring season by learning about the history of terrariums, and make one to take home! Participants will make their own live terrariums and personalize them with pebble art.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May 21

Learn to Ride: Kids

at South Beach Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

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May 21

Spring Fling Bash

at Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will enjoy face painting, kite making, a chalk area, a rock climbing wall, tug-of-war, sack races, a puppet show, and family kickball.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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