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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 21, 2016

May21

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

at Eastwood (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Learn about warblers through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

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May21

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Harlem Eat Up 2016

at 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, 114 Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Welcome to the second annual Harlem EatUp! Festival. This festival will come to Morningside Park with two days of fun filled activities, Chef appearances, and amazing food.
Category: Festivals, Food

May21

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours

May21

Learn to Ride: Kids

at South Beach Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Family Activity Day: Make a Terrarium

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate the spring season by learning about the history of terrariums, and make one to take home! Participants will make their own live terrariums and personalize them with pebble art.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May21

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May21

Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!

at 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May21

CANCELLED: It's My Park at St. James Park

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park spring season, volunteer with the Friends of St. James Park to clean up, beautify, and activate in the Bronx.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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