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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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from November 8, 2012 (x) to December 28, 2019

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.
Category: Nature, History, Tours


520 Waterfront Walk: Long Island City

at Vernon Blvd. and Queens Plaza South

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Department of City Planning and WXY to explore an urban waterfront transforming into an innovation district for industrial mixed use and resilient public open space.
Category: Tours, Waterfront


Printmaking in the Park: Mobile Print Power

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join Mobile Print Power for a multilingual drawing and silk screen printing session to create images for an upcoming public artwork.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Art, Best for Kids, Seniors

Best For

520 Waterfront Walk: Red Hook

at Richards St. & Delavan St., Brooklyn

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Discover the history of Red Hook, Brooklyn, a maritime neighborhood with a storied history.
Category: Tours, Waterfront


Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts create a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Festivals, Waterfront

Must See

Birds of Prey

at Beach 87th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This is an exciting chance to meet live Hawks, Owls and Falcons. Learn about the many adaptions that make these animals some of the most skilled hunters on the planet.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Wildlife


Wavelengths: Poetry and Prose Reading

at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Wavelengths is a reading of poetry and prose by Queens Writers’ Lab that explores the interplay between secret and illuminated spaces and how the unseen is made manifest.
Category: Accessible, Art, Talks


Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Sunset Hike

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Witness the wonder of sunset with the largest park in New York City as your backdrop. Registration Required for this program.
Category: Hiking


Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors, and beer and wine also available for purchase.
Category: Games, Theater, Free Summer Theater, Food

Must See

Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Wildlife

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