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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 October 5, 2012 (x) to April 15, 2018

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7

Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Irish Arts Center kicks off Summer on the Hudson's 2017 season with its annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers!
Category: Accessible, Education, Dance, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May 7

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.
Category: Nature, Tours

May 7

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to volunteer!
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

May 7

Storytime & Craft

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of Up, Down & Around by Katherine Ayres, followed by a seed planting.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May 7

Seining

at Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Book Signing: Lovely Toys of Long Ago, An ABC Book by Elizabeth Uhlig

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
She is just as an accomplished artist as she is a writer; she illustrated the entire book herself! Pick up a copy of the book to have signed by this talented scholar.
Category: Best for Kids, Talks

Best For
Kids
May 7

Staten Island Philharmonic Quintet at Historic Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The Staten Island Philharmonic quintet will be performing classical pieces from the waterfront porch of the historic H.H. Biddle House overlooking Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill.
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8

NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Torch Relay: Day One

at McLaughlin Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, Brooklyn, Metropolitan Recreation Center, Brooklyn, Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
We're kicking of the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with a torch relay in Brooklyn. Join us!
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Sports, Seniors, NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Free!

Must See
Event
May 8

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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