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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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Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21

Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, the park presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically.
Category: Accessible, Art, Waterfront
Free!

May 21

Birding Bonanza

at South end of the Little Hell Gate Bridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan, Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon will help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

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Kids
May 21

It's My Park at J Hood Wright Park

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of J. Hood Wright Park to plant, weed, and beautify at J. Hood Wright Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

It's My Park at Tom's Dog Run

at Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer to spread fresh mulch and beautify Tom's Dog Run in Thomas Jefferson Park.
Category: Dogs, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

Centennial Plant Sale at Bartow-Pell Conservancy

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Let your garden be inspired by ours! Unusual annuals, perennials, and herbs will be on sale.
Category: Nature
Free!

May 21

It's My Park at A Philip Randolph Square

at W 117th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (in A Philip Randolph Square), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with neighbors and friends to plant in the planters, beautify, and paint benches in the circular area of the park at A Philip Randolph Square.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

It's My Park at Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground

at 16th Street Entrance (in Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteers will help with a general cleanup and plant spring flowers.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

It's My Park at First Park

at Handball Court Entrance (in First Park), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with First Street Block Association to help clean up, garden, and plant summer flowers at First Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Getting Started with Compost

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn all about the best ways to apply compost tea, use compost as a mulch or top-dressing, and when one application is better than the other.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May 21

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Puss in Boots

at Brooklyn (in Ennis Playground), Brooklyn

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances…
Category: Best for Kids, Theater
Free!

Best For
Kids

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