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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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Thursday, May 17, 2018

May17

Spring Flowers Walk

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
We’ll walk through the Perennial, White, and Pond gardens, exploring our spring flowering bulbs and perennials and learning about their origins and significance
Category: Education, Nature

Must See
Event
May17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Ray Mantilla

at Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a live concert with Ray Mantilla, legendary conga player along with his exciting jazz and latin quartet.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Festivals, History, Seniors
Free!

May17

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: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May17

Kids Imaginative Arts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children will use their imagination and curiosity, and explore ideas for self expression to create themed artwork.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Mekong Group: Dan Tranh Recital

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present the recital of the Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) of the Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither.
Category: Concerts
Free!

May17

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

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

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May17

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Sports

May17

Yoga in the Park

at East River Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May17

Workshop for New Volunteers: How to Get Involved With Your Park

at The Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
At this introductory workshop, learn how you and your neighbors can come together to support and improve your community green spaces!
Category: Education
Free!

May17

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow

at Lawn at 74th Street (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Please bring a mat.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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