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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 21, 2017

May21

Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

May21

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (South)

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This hike will take us through Southwest LaTourette to the Greenbelt Nature Center. After a short rest at our Nature Center, we will travel back to High Rock via the red and yellow trails.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

May21

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May21

Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).
Category: Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

May21

Grady Family Day

at Grady Playground, Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Traditions Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Festivals, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
May21

Science in the Park: Woodlands

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids
May21

Free Walking Tour

at Friends Meeting House, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy in partnership with the Queens Historical Society cordially invite you to come explore the rich art, architecture, and history found in Queens!
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

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