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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.

Viewing 61–70 out of 605 events
from April 30, 2017 to April 15, 2018
in Nature (x) & Volunteer (x) categories

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

It's My Park at Drew Playground

at Drew Playground, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Bringing the Peace to paint the park house and conduct a small clean up at Drew Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 6

Snug Harbor Plant sale and SI Orchid Society Show and Sale

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Your garden will be the envy of the block with hard-to-find annuals and hardy perennials, including herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars on sale.
Category: Accessible, Nature
Free!

May 6

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May 6

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

May 6

It's My Park at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds

at Manton Avenue and Main street (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds), Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Kiwanis Queens Boulevard Club to help with a general cleanup, paint benches, and a possible planting at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 6

It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park

at Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteer with New York City Mountain Bike Association to clean the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 6

Queens Farm Spring Sheep Shearing

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Ever seen a sheep get its haircut? Join us on the farm for this annual spring celebration with sheep shearing demonstrations throughout the afternoon!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids

Must See
Event
May 6

Urban Wildlife Festival

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at Urban Wildlife Festival to get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Talks, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May 6

Cherry Blossom Festival

at Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting, and more, inspired by Japanese culture.
Category: Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Games, History, Best for Kids, Dogs, Seniors, Cherry Blossom Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
May 6

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.
Category: Nature, Tours

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