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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 111–120 out of 431 events
from April 26, 2017 to April 4, 2018
in Education (x) category

Friday, May 19, 2017

May19

Multimedia Arts: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Decorate bottles using party napkins. Bring your own clean bottles and your favorite party napkins.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, Seniors
Free!

May19

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

May19

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join various local companies for dance performances and lessons of different movement styles.
Category: Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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Event

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May20

NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May20

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Orvis, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free!
Category: Education, Fishing
Free!

May20

Science in the Park: Baywaters

at Little Bay Park, Queens

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May20

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

For The Birds Festival: A Celebration of All Things Avian

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come discover and celebrate NYC's avian residents at Conference House Park's For The Birds Festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Seniors, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

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