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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 12, 2018

May12

International Migratory Bird Day: Piping Plovers

at Rockaway Beach, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May12

Compost 101 (NYC Compost Project)

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May12

Ecological City

at Loisaida Inc. Center, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Ecological City is a climate action, an urban pilgrimage, and a performance art event.
Category: Nature, Art, Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
May12

Kite Making Workshop

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fun afternoon with a local artist at our kite making workshop.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Learn to Ride - Kids: Midland Beach (Staten Island)

at Midland Playground (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride — Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Sports, Learn To Ride
Free!

Must See
Event
May12

Learn to Ride

at Paul Raimonda Playground, Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler. Please pre-register…
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Learn to Ride

at Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event! Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first"…
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Second Saturday Free Tree Give-Away

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
New York Restoration Project and St. Mary's Senior Marlins are hosting a Free Tree Give-away. Join us and learn how to care for your new tree. FREE for everyone.
Category: Nature, Festivals, Seniors
Free!

May12

Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours

May12

Workshop at The Battery: Perennial Plant Care, Plants to Take Home

at Plaza in front of Castle Clinton (in The Battery), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Battery. Topics will include plant division, cut back, soil replenishment, weed control, and other basic care.
Free!

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