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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

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 21

Family Day

at Captain Tilly Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

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 21

LIC Arts Open with Wendy Klemperer at Court Square Park - Shadow Migration

at Court Square Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Shadow Migration exhibits animal silhouettes cut from steel plates and installed throughout the park.
Category: Art, Tours, Seniors
Free!

May 21

FLUX Public Art Projects: FLUX Art Fair Performances

at Madison Avenue and East 122nd Street (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
FLUX Public Art Projects, a FLUX Art Fair initiative, features over 40 public art installations for its second annual show.
Category: Accessible, Art, Festivals, Seniors
Free!

May 21

Celebrate Astoria! International Cultural Festival

at Great Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Following up on the success and feedback of the first celebration, the second festival will include the same exciting singing and dancing performances, as well as fun activities for the whole family.
Category: Concerts, Dance, Festivals
Free!

May 21

Goalball

at Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:45 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.
Category: Accessible, Sports

May 21

Historical Tour (South)

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May 21

It's My Park at Bushman Steps

at Bushman Steps Garden, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the Edgecombe Avenue Guerrilla Gardeners to clean up and mulch the street trees along Edgecombe Avenue.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

Artist and Curator Talk

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the artists and curators of (Not So) Still Life, the spring exhibition at Wave Hill, in a conversation about how contemporary artists are transforming the still-life genre.
Category: Art, Talks
Free!

May 21

Paper Arts & Crafts: Design Paper Fans

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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