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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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from February 24, 2013 (x) to December 28, 2019

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May17

Capoeira in the Park

at Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Led by expert instructors, this series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and it's history.
Category: Dance, Art, Fitness, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

CANCELLED Movies Under the Stars: Despicable Me 3

at Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of…
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Out of Line: "MELT" by James Scruggs

at On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line), Manhattan

9:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Don't miss this somewhat-satirical and very timely performance exploring race, gender, and social justice in a not-too-distant possible future by the outstanding creator of "3/Fifths".
Category: Theater
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, May 18, 2018

May18

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This colorful exhibit features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978.
Category: Art, History, Seniors
Free!

May18

Immigrantes

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Migratory processes are inherent to humans and many other species. Join us at Poe Park Visitor Center as we explore the immigrant experience.
Category: Accessible, Art
Free!

May18

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project

at Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and…
Category: Accessible, Sports

May18

Yoga

at Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Get ready to challenge yourself with a yoga session to both strengthen and relax the mind and body.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May18

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 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: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May18

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

May18

Imaginative Arts (Adults)

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Adults use their imagination to create works of art by employing various artistic techniques. They will be encouraged to discuss and share to bounce ideas from each other.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Seniors
Free!

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