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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 5, 2018

May 5

Urban Wildlife Festival

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an opportunity to get up close and personal with NYC’s wild residents. Learn about squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, deer, and more.
Category: Education, Festivals, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May 5

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.
Category: Education, Art, History

May 5

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

Carousel Opening Day: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo & Monarch Butterflies

at Willowbrook Park, Staten Island

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the new carousel season Mexican style!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

Hands On History: Make a Scented Sachet

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Kids (and adults) can make a floral scented sachet like the ones worn and used 200 years ago!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC!
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Seniors
Free!

May 5

Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden Open House

at Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden, Bronx

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come join Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden and celebrate the new growing season! Join us for an afternoon of garden work and family-friendly activities.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 5

Exposicion Immigrantes Opening Reception

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join artist Persio Minier at the opening reception of the new exhibition at Poe Park Visitor Center, Immigrantes. Meet and greet the artist for a talk and discussion of his work and learn what inspired Immigrantes.
Category: Accessible, Art, Talks
Free!

May 5

Seasonal Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours

Best For
Kids
May 5

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

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