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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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.

Viewing 12,721–12,730 out of 13,689 events
from May 17, 2013 (x) to December 30, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Learn to Ride

at Paul Raimonda Playground, Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Bike Month NYC, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day Festival

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day to get up-close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more/
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
May 6

Cherry Blossom Festival

at Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting, and more, inspired by Japanese culture.
Category: Nature, Games, History, Best for Kids, Dogs, Cherry Blossom Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
May 6

CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing

at Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.
Category: Nature, Tours

May 6

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 7

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

at Across from 17 Battery Place (in The Battery), Manhattan

7:45 a.m.8:45 a.m.
Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the world's biggest charity bike ride. Produced by Bike New York, NYC's premier bicycling nonprofit, in…
Category: Festivals, Fitness

May 7

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 7

Conference House Park Tree Planting

at Billop Avenue and Main Street (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please note: This event has been postponed to May 7, 2017.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 7

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

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