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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 21, 2016

May 21

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

May 21

Historical Tour: Randall's Island South

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the island into the beautiful park it is today!
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May 21

CANCELLED: Women in Comics: Sequential Storytelling

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Women in Comics in their storytelling art workshop for comics. Learn the essentials of bringing the written word to artistic life.
Category: Art
Free!

May 21

Le Petit Art

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.
Category: Art
Free!

May 21

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at oneā€¦
Category: Art, History, Women's History Month

May 21

It's My Park at James J Walker Park

at Park Entrance (in James J Walker Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of JJ Walker Playground to enjoy family volunteer work, kids crafts, and music at James J Walker Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

Behind the Lens: Fort Tryon Park

at Cloisters Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Michael Palma, travel and urban photographer, will teach lighting techniques, fill flash methods, and composition, using scenic landmarks at Fort Tryon Park and its many vistas.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

May 21

CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Dance to Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat at this family-friendly gathering of music lovers of all ages and cultures.
Free!

May 21

Old School Skate Night

at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Queens This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun night of skating and music from the 70s through the 90s! Skates will be provided, but you can bring your own.
Free!

May 21

Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire

at Alley Pond Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Space is limited and registration is required. NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

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