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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

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!

May 5

Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour

at Flushing Cemetery, Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Established in 1853, the cemetery is a testament to Flushing’s arboreal and horticultural heritage. It is the final resting place of Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and more!
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Must See
Event
May 5

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Barnes & Noble, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience Union Square in a new way by participating in the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour - Union Square: Crossroads of New York.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May 5

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

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