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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

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
May 1

Author Talk: 'Grandfathers of the Flushing Remonstrance' with Mau VanDuren

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The Flushing Remonstrance and John Bowne's fight for religious freedom stands as one of the first acts towards free speech and is one of the predecessors to the Bill of Rights.
Category: Accessible, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

May 1

Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Fitness with Fido

at Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Fitness with Fido combines the love of fitness with the love of your canine companion.
Category: Fitness, Dogs

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May 1

Bird's Eye Tour of the Heather Garden

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, and learn about the abundant and beautiful birds that make Fort Tryon Park their home.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

May 1

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 1

Gardening Demo: Growing Trees and Shrubs in Containers

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh as he shares tips on planting and caring for a variety of ornamental woody plants.
Category: Education, Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Free!

May 1

Meditative Woodland Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn to use art, yoga, breathing techniques, and writing activities to awaken the senses and open yourself to a deeper consciousness.
Category: Nature, Hiking

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