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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 30, 2017 to December 10, 2017
in Best for Kids (x) category

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Family Art Project: Climate Kites Parade

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join visiting artist Andrea Lomanto to design a simple paper kite to display your environmental dream for caring for the earth.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Spring History Festival: Flushing's Green Past, Present, and Future

at Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Children and adults are welcome to come learn, make, eat, and experience Flushing's unique heritage at this full-day, outdoor festival.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Food, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
May 6

Learn to Ride

at Paul Raimonda Playground, Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Bike Month NYC, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
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

CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing

at Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Hands-On History: Papier-Mache

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Create papier mache bowls inspired by the ceramic works of art made by Dave the Potter, an early African-American artist.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Paper Arts and Crafts: Sun and Moon in Warm and Cool Colors

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Create the moon and sun using warm and cool colors to depict each on the page. This program is sutiable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Shadow Puppet Show

at Maggie's Garden (NYRP), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join Miss C. & Company as exquisitely hand-crafted two dimensional puppets come to life through enchanting theatrical narrative.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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