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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 20, 2017

May20

Plant Giveaway/Perennial Workshop at The Battery

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Battery is home to 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.
Category: Nature
Free!

May20

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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: Birding, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May20

It's My Park at Conference House Park

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May20

Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with the Next Epoch Seed Library

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sow the seeds of tasty, wild edibles and decorate containers and labels to hold and protect them.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May20

Pickleball Tournament

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Pickleball is a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.
Category: Sports
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park - Spring Cleaning!

at Children's Play Area (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will clean and beautify playgrounds at Marcus Garvey Park. We look forward to cleaning up the playgrounds with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May20

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Orvis, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free!
Category: Education, Fishing
Free!

May20

Hello Native New Yorkers: Planting Natives Volunteer Opportunity

at World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will plant native grasses, shrubs, and perennials along Meadow Lake.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

Wetland Volunteer Day

at West 242nd Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get your hands in the soil and help keep the park green! Bring a snack and wear comfortable clothes.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

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