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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 20, 2017

May20

Birding Bonanza

at Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both the Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, It's My Park, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

Hello Native New Yorkers: Planting Natives Volunteer Opportunity

at World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will plant native grasses, shrubs, and perennials along Meadow Lake.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May20

Science in the Park: Baywaters

at Little Bay Park, Queens

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May20

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Sports, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May20

Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.
Category: Art, Women's History Month

May20

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May20

Historic New York: The Flushing Freedom Mile

at Northern Boulevard and Linden Place (in Daniel Carter Beard Mall), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as late 1600's. Registration is required for this program.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May20

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older,great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

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