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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 April 25, 2015 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May16

Natural Dyes and Herb Sachets

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into dyes using natural ingredients such as onion skins and turmeric. Dye your own herb sachet and, once it dries, fill it with a custom blend of…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature
Free!

May16

Help the Garden Day

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us as we pitch in and volunteer with seasonal maintenance projects at the garden.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May16

GreenThumb: Plant Starts Giveaway

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in ), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

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!

May16

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground), Queens 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
May16

Forest Restoration

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May16

Summer Sports Experience

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills.
Category: Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

“Behind the Ropes” Tour of the Merchant’s House 1832 Ornamental Plasterwork with Historic Plaster Specialist David Flaharty

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
The Merchant’s House Museum’s original Greek Revival decorative plasterwork is considered by many to be the most important extant in a pre-Civil War residential interior in…
Category: History

May16

Owl Pellets

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Using the park as our laboratory, get a chance to dissect a real owl pellet while learning more about these mysterious raptors.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May16

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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