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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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 15, 2016

May 15

Nature Exploration

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 15

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 15

Freshwater Fishing

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 15

Discovery Hike: Spring Beauties

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Celebrate NYC Wildflower Week by joining Greenbelt educators to search for spring beauties and other wildflowers along the trail.
Category: Nature, Wildflower Week, Hiking
Free!

May 15

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 15

Family Day

at Manton Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds), Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of games, crafts, music, face painting, inflatables, cotton candy, and more!
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 15

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May 15

Fleece Fun

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 15

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: History, Tours
Free!

May 15

Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day at the Garden and catch a free concert by the acclaimed Quintet of the Americas.
Category: Concerts

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