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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 January 3, 2013 (x) to December 28, 2019

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May12

Family Painting: Celebrate Mother's Day

at Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for step-by-step instruction with our experienced enthusiastic artist, Erica Serrano. Come ready to paint and have a great time with family or make a new friend! …
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Mother's Day
Free!

May12

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May12

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May12

Floral Design Workshop: Mother’s Day Bouquet

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
For mom or with mom! Learn the art of hand-gathering bouquets for afresh-from-the-garden look. Each participant will take a bouquet home. All flowers and materials provided.
Category: Accessible, Education, Mother's Day

May12

Gallery Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.
Category: Art, Tours
Free!

May12

Summer on the Hudson: Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music

at Crabapple Grove North (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Barnard College & SOH present an evening of performances celebrating women in music with some of finest musicians from NYC colleges and universities.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Festivals
Free!

May12

Exhibition Opening: El Dorado / The New 49ers

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

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
El Dorado is an art installation presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, History, Tours, Talks
Free!

May12

Movies Under the Stars: Pixels

at Bloomingdale Park, Staten Island

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Aliens attack Earth using '80s video-game characters, forcing a group of gamers…
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Movies Under the Stars: Despicable Me 3

at Harry Maze Playground, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film! In this third rendition of the delightful animated franchise, Gru (Steve…
Category: Accessible, Film, Best for Kids, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May13

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

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