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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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from May 21, 2013 (x) to December 28, 2019

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May12

Spring Fest

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Ever seen a sheep get a haircut? Join us on the farm for sheep shearing and wool spinning demos! There will be live music, crafts, hayrides, and tasty local food, too!
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May12

International Migratory Bird Day: Piping Plovers

at Rockaway Beach, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May12

Compost 101 (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May12

Learn to Ride

at Paul Raimonda Playground, Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 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. Please pre-register…
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Learn to Ride

at Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event! Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first"…
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Second Saturday Free Tree Give-Away

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
New York Restoration Project and St. Mary's Senior Marlins are hosting a Free Tree Give-away. Join us and learn how to care for your new tree. FREE for everyone.
Category: Nature, Festivals, Seniors
Free!

May12

Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours

May12

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May12

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.
Category: Education, Art, History

May12

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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