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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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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

May16

Bryant Park Author: Olympic Sailor Kevin Hall

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Hear bestselling author Mary Pilon in conversation with Olympic sailor Kevin Hall and Amanda Hall (spouse) on her new book The Kevin Show: An Olympic Athlete's Battle with Mental Illness.
Category: Art, Talks
Free!

May16

Adults Le Petit Art

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Adults will create mini dioramas, delicate miniature paper cuttings-to-art card editions and originals (ACEO), and cardboard art.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Art, Seniors
Free!

May16

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

May16

Recycle to Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Learn to make really cute art out of recyclable materials.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May16

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May16

Weekly Children's Watercolor Class with CitiBabes

at Elizabeth Street Garden, Manhattan

3:45 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join Citibabes in Elizabeth St Garden on Wednesday afternoons and get inspired by the beauty of the garden. Students will learn different watercolor techniques, discuss how to capture different colors, shapes, and express themselves through art.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
May16

The State of Our Parks: Now and Then

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, in conversation with Gordon J. Davis, Parks Commissioner in 1978.
Category: Accessible, Art, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
May16

Design Tour: Elevated Design

at On the High Line (in The High Line), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Get an insider's look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood.
Category: Art, Tours
Free!

May16

Bryant Park Dance Party

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including salsa, bhangra, swing, and more.
Category: Concerts, Dance
Free!

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