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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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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

In The Shop: Artisan Lotta Helleberg

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
In-store artisan Lotta Helleberg of Inleaf studio offers books, household goods, stationary, and wearables.
Category: Art, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

May 1

Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Cherry Blossom Festivals

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Event
May 1

Brooklyn Recreation Arts Partners: Pop-Up Gallery - 'Visual Pollution: MTA Ad Defacement'

at McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The exhibit features Loughran's oil painting series, Visual Pollution: MTA Ad Defacement. The series was inspired by altered or vandalized New York City subway ads.
Category: Art
Free!

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Event
May 1

Seeds under the Spotlight

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hike to find seeds in their many forms, then use high-powered microscopes to discover how they move and grow.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May 1

Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by nature on this guided walk through Silver Lake Park. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 20.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

May 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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Event
May 1

Drop-in Art Workshop: Tree Portraits with Sgraffito

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sgraffito is the Italian art of scratching through a ceramic or plaster surface to reveal a contrasting color beneath.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

May 1

5 Boro Bike Tour Watch Party

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Alice Austen was an early female bicyclist. Watch as thousands of cyclists ride by the museum. Enjoy this prime photo opportunity!
Category: Bike Month NYC
Free!

May 1

Meditation

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations.
Category: Fitness, Seniors

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