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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 19, 2018 to October 31, 2018
in Nature (x) category

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May12

Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us on a kid-friendly adventure as we discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures!
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May12

International Migratory Bird Day

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help Prospect Park Alliance celebrate the importance of stop-overs, like Prospect Park, to migratory birds.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Help the Garden Day

at Community Garden This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join our community gardeners and learn basic gardening skills. Seasonal tasks include, weeding, watering, mulching, composting, pruning, and planting.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May12

Birding Bonanza

at Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of free, family-friendly bird watching! Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
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!

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