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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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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 8

Up-cycle to Art-Decorative Arts: Adults

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Seniors
Free!

May 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

May 8

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Category: Accessible, Education, Talks
Free!

May 8

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May 8

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.
Category: Nature, Art, Tours, Talks
Free!

May 8

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May 8

Kid's Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 8

Organizing for Garden Success: Bylaws (Part 2 of 2)

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This two-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space.
Free!

May 8

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori Handkerchiefs

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a blue cocktail while learning about indigo history, techniques, and more from Jess Brey of Dyed in Queens.
Category: Education, Art

May 8

Yoga in the Park

at Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water.
Category: Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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