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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

Learn to Ride: Kids

at South Beach Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Family Activity Day: Make a Terrarium

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate the spring season by learning about the history of terrariums, and make one to take home! Participants will make their own live terrariums and personalize them with pebble art.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May 21

Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!

at 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 21

CANCELLED: It's My Park at St. James Park

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park spring season, volunteer with the Friends of St. James Park to clean up, beautify, and activate in the Bronx.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 21

Spring Fling Bash

at Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will enjoy face painting, kite making, a chalk area, a rock climbing wall, tug-of-war, sack races, a puppet show, and family kickball.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park

at Chelsea Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly introduction to sports for kids!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

It's My Park at Sherman Creek

at 203rd Street and 9th Avenue (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Sherman Creek to beautify Sherman Creek.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

May 21

Tai Chi

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
These classes offer the opportunity to learn the Taoist method, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 21

Learn to Play Softball

at Chelsea Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of softball.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Bronx Crime & Noir Writer's Society: Writing Series

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This casual writers meeting gathers the third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

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