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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 19, 2018

May19

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.
Category: Education, Art, History

May19

Family Day

at St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member I. Daneek Miller for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, a photo booth, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May19

Nature Walk: Plants for Bird-Friendly Gardens

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore Wave Hill with Tod Winston, Manager of National Audubon’s Plants for Birds program, to see native plants that provide food, cover, & nesting sites for the local avian population.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May19

Marvelous Mushrooms

at Campos Community Garden (in ), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

May19

Illustrating Birds

at Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for Nature's Workshop series. All supplies will be provided.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

May19

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 crafts, games, inflatables, an animal show, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, a photo booth, music, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May19

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
Free!

May19

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May19

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May19

King of the Court Volleyball Tournament

at Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
King of the Court is one of the most fun alternate ways of playing volleyball. Instead of playing 6 vs 6, teams consist of only 3 players. Typically, play ends after only 1 point and…
Category: Sports

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