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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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Saturday, May 12, 2018

May12

Historic New York: The High Bridge and Old Croton Aqueduct

at West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn more of the significance of NYC's oldest standing bridge and the history of the city's first water supply system.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
May12

Wilder LIC: Good Vibrations Acoustic Cartography Tours

at Windmill Community Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
As part of the Wilder LIC Group Exhibition at the Windmill Community Garden, please join us for Good Vibration Acoustic Cartography Tours!
Category: Nature, Art, Tours

May12

CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us at this fun family-friendly outdoor party featuring a children’s entertainer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Family Painting: Celebrate Mother's Day

at Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for step-by-step instruction with our experienced enthusiastic artist, Erica Serrano. Come ready to paint and have a great time with family or make a new friend! …
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Mother's Day
Free!

May12

Public Art Discussion: The Future of Chinatown

at Seward Park, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this discussion, we will explore Chinatown as an enclave for immigrants; the specifics of Manhattan’s Chinatown as well as Chinatowns as a nation-wide network.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

May12

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May12

Poetry Town Hall with the Bronx Writers Center

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

2:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.
Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vazquez will host Bronx poet Natalie Caro as part of this exciting series where local poets read their poems and join lively community conversations.
Category: Art, Talks
Free!

May12

Art on the Farm at Randall's Island Park!

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for fun farm art projects that you can create and take home! All ages are welcome.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

May12

Floral Design Workshop: Mother’s Day Bouquet

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
For mom or with mom! Learn the art of hand-gathering bouquets for afresh-from-the-garden look. Each participant will take a bouquet home. All flowers and materials provided.
Category: Accessible, Education, Mother's Day

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