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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 8, 2012 (x) to January 20, 2018

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May 6

Walking Tour of Jamaica

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
King Manor’s caretaker and longtime Jamaica resident Roy Fox will lead a walking tour of the neighborhood.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
May 6

Meet Birds of Prey

at East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park), Queens

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This is an exciting chance to meet live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the many adaptations that make these animals some of the most skilled hunter on the planet.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May 6

Opening Reception: Botany and Beauty: Artists Celebrate the Plants of Snug Harbor

at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Support your favorite local artists in Botany and Beauty, a group show celebrating art inspired by Snug Harbor’s gardens, plants, and flowers.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

May 6

Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic Park

at Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park), Staten Island

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Genetically-engineered dinos run amok on a remote island.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7

Bird-Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Catch the warbler wave! Welcome them back at a spring bird-watching workshop led by The Brooklyn Bird Club.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Seniors, Wildlife
Free!

May 7

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

at Across from 17 Battery Place (in The Battery), Manhattan

7:45 a.m.8:45 a.m.
Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the world's biggest charity bike ride. Produced by Bike New York, NYC's premier bicycling nonprofit, in…
Category: Festivals, Fitness

May 7

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 7

Fort Tryon Counts: Volunteer Opportunity

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
We need volunteers to help count park visitors, observe park use patterns, and administer visitor questionnaires.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

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