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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 12, 2018

May12

Birding Bonanza

at Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of free, family-friendly bird watching! Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Shape Up Zumba with Pascal

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.
Category: Fitness
Free!

May12

International Migratory Bird Day

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help Prospect Park Alliance celebrate the importance of stop-overs, like Prospect Park, to migratory birds.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Rockaway Beach Super Boardwalk Street Fair

at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Craft and gift vendors will be selling handmade and handpicked items, and service vendors wil be providing valuable information about homes, businesses, and lifestyles.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Waterfront
Free!

May12

Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut

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

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May12

Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share

at Grove Hill Learning Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and Butterfly Project NYC to find out more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May12

Highbridge Rocks Community Festival

at Adventure Playground (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Discover their unique geologic features of the rocks of Highbridge Park, make art, watch climbing demonstrations by REI, and then try bouldering yourself!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Festivals, History, Sports, Tours, Seniors, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
May12

It's My Park at St. Mary's Park

at 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership and Canine Coalition to help clean up the dog run at St. Mary's Park.
Category: Dogs, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May12

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!
Category: Dance, Fitness, Sports, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May12

Survival Series: Water Filtration Techniques

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and that might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

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