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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

It's My Park Day: Prospect Park

at 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for our green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Category: Art, Volunteer, Seniors
Free!

May 21

It's My Park Day! Tree Planting

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help plant trees in High Rock Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, the park presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically.
Category: Accessible, Art, Waterfront
Free!

May 21

Birding Bonanza

at South end of the Little Hell Gate Bridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan, Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon will help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

It's My Park at J Hood Wright Park

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of J. Hood Wright Park to plant, weed, and beautify at J. Hood Wright Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

It's My Park at Tom's Dog Run

at Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer to spread fresh mulch and beautify Tom's Dog Run in Thomas Jefferson Park.
Category: Dogs, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

Centennial Plant Sale at Bartow-Pell Conservancy

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Let your garden be inspired by ours! Unusual annuals, perennials, and herbs will be on sale.
Category: Nature
Free!

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