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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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Sunday, May 21, 2017


Vertical Gardening 2: Pallet Planters

at Hooper Street Garden, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this vertical gardening series you will learn how to transform recycled pallets into vertical gardening structures.
Category: Education, Seniors


It's My Park at Rochdale Park

at Vic Hanson Field House (in Rochdale Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Rochdale Park to do a general cleanup and painting of benches and light posts at Rochdale Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park


Basic Canoeing

at Harlem Meer (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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


Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Waterfront, Wildlife


Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront

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Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (South)

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This hike will take us through Southwest LaTourette to the Greenbelt Nature Center. After a short rest at our Nature Center, we will travel back to High Rock via the red and yellow trails.
Category: Nature, Hiking


Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).
Category: Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront


Grady Family Day

at Grady Playground, Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Best for Kids

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Traditions Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Festivals, History, Best for Kids

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Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Wildlife

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