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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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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

Summer on the Hudson: IAC NYC 15th Annual Irish Dance Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Irish Dance Festival features hundreds of Irish dancers, Irish music, cultural workshops, and opportunities for the whole family to join in the high-stepping fun.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Festivals, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Science in the Park

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park.
Category: Nature
Free!

May 1

Bird's Eye Tour of the Heather Garden

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, and learn about the abundant and beautiful birds that make Fort Tryon Park their home.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May 1

Gardening Demo: Growing Trees and Shrubs in Containers

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh as he shares tips on planting and caring for a variety of ornamental woody plants.
Category: Education, Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

May 1

Meditative Woodland Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn to use art, yoga, breathing techniques, and writing activities to awaken the senses and open yourself to a deeper consciousness.
Category: Nature, Hiking

May 1

Floral Ghost: Susan Orlean and Philip Taaffe in Conversation

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Taking inspiration from New York’s disappearing “flower district,” acclaimed author Susan Orlean and venerated artist Philip Taaffe collaborated…
Category: Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks

Must See
Event
May 1

Inside/Outside: Behind the Scenes at the Oldest Building in Queens

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Special tours of the inside and outside of one of Queen's oldest buildings.
Category: Accessible, Education, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

May 1

Fleece Fun

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May 1

Environmental Film Screening: 'Love Thy Nature' (Narrated by Liam Neeson)

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This award-winning film is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.
Category: Nature, Film
Free!

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