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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 1, 2016

May 1

Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography

at Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your camera and get inspired by nature on this guided walk through Silver Lake Park. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 20.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

May 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Must See
Event
May 1

Drop-in Art Workshop: Tree Portraits with Sgraffito

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sgraffito is the Italian art of scratching through a ceramic or plaster surface to reveal a contrasting color beneath.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

May 1

Seeds under the Spotlight

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hike to find seeds in their many forms, then use high-powered microscopes to discover how they move and grow.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

5 Boro Bike Tour Watch Party

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Alice Austen was an early female bicyclist. Watch as thousands of cyclists ride by the museum. Enjoy this prime photo opportunity!
Category: Bike Month NYC
Free!

May 1

Meditation

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations.
Category: Fitness, Seniors

May 1

Learn to Ride & Helmet Giveaway

at Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
NYC Parks staff will be on hand teaching children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.
Category: Best for Kids, Bike Month NYC, Learn To Ride
Free!

Must See
Event
May 1

Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Children will learn the form of dance called Stand Battle and train to perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade.
Category: Dance, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Spring Break in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, History, Best for Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Freshwater Fishing

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids

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