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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 21, 2018 to October 31, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May12

Compost 101 (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May12

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Japanese Drummers

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a concert featuring the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Category: Accessible, Education, Concerts, Nature, History, Theater, Seniors
Free!

May12

Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours

May12

Survival Series: Water Filtration Techniques

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and that might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May12

International Migratory Bird Day: Piping Plovers

at Rockaway Beach, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May12

Second Saturday Free Tree Give-Away

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
New York Restoration Project and St. Mary's Senior Marlins are hosting a Free Tree Give-away. Join us and learn how to care for your new tree. FREE for everyone.
Category: Nature, Festivals, Seniors
Free!

May12

Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share

at Grove Hill Learning Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and Butterfly Project NYC to find out more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May12

Highbridge Rocks Community Festival

at Adventure Playground (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Discover their unique geologic features of the rocks of Highbridge Park, make art, watch climbing demonstrations by REI, and then try bouldering yourself!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Festivals, History, Sports, Tours, Seniors, Hiking
Free!

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May12

Spring Fest

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 a haircut? Join us on the farm for sheep shearing and wool spinning demos! There will be live music, crafts, hayrides, and tasty local food, too!
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids

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Kids

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