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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 20, 2017

May20

NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May20

Bryant Park Fly Fishing

at Orvis, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of fly fishing for free!
Category: Education, Fishing
Free!

May20

It's My Park at Chelsea Park

at Chelsea Park Soccer Field (in Chelsea Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Chelsea Park to help clean and paint Chelsea Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May20

It's My Park at St. Vartan Park

at Garden Area (in St. Vartan Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the Friends of St. Vartan park to clean and plant flowers!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May20

520 Waterfront Walk: Bronx River & Sheridan Expressway

at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Walk along the Bronx River with the Department of City Planning, the Bronx River Alliance and other partners to hear about ongoing work to create a more accessible, active, and healthy river.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May20

Birding Bonanza

at Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both the Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, It's My Park, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

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Event
May20

Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with the Next Epoch Seed Library

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sow the seeds of tasty, wild edibles and decorate containers and labels to hold and protect them.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park - Spring Cleaning!

at Children's Play Area (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will clean and beautify playgrounds at Marcus Garvey Park. We look forward to cleaning up the playgrounds with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May20

Wetland Volunteer Day

at West 242nd Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get your hands in the soil and help keep the park green! Bring a snack and wear comfortable clothes.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May20

It's My Park at Clement Clarke Moore Park

at Clement Clarke Moore Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with West 400th Block Association to help beautify Clement Clarke Moore Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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