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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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 9, 2012 (x) to January 20, 2018

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May20

Learn to Ride

at Basketball Courts (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and older how to ride a two-wheeler.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Bike Month NYC, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May20

Bowne House Celebrates Sacred Sites with the Landmarks Conservancy

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The Bowne House Museum hosts a roundtable discussion with Queen's religious historians.
Category: Accessible, Education, History, Talks, Seniors

May20

Arts, Culture & Fun: South Bronx Freedom Fest

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us in showing the world what the Bronx has to offer! Featuring DJs, hip hop performances, comedy, and much more.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

520 Waterfront Walk: East River

at Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
An experiential waterfront walk with artist Clarinda Mac Low where participants will explore the history, present-day, and future of the East River waterfront.
Category: Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

Arts, Culture, and Fun: South Bronx FREEDOM FEST

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC PARKS PRESENTS ARTS, CULTURE & FUN. Come celebrate Freedom and Music in the South Bronx with emerging talent and established artists.
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Theater
Free!

May20

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.
Category: History, Tours

May20

Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization. Come view original artwork celebrating nature…
Category: Birding, Nature, Art, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the…
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May20

Family Day

at Turtle Playground, Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of games, crafts, an animal show, inflatables, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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