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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 14, 2017

May14

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May14

Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids
May14

Ranger's Choice: Archery

at Willowbrook Park, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A beginner's introduction to the sport of Archery. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Registration Required.
Category: Education, Sports
Free!

May14

CANCELLED: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to volunteer!
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May14

World's Fair History Walking Tour: Mother's Day Edition

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome, and we'll have a free chocolate rose for every mom who takes the tour (while supplies last).
Category: History, Tours, Mother's Day
Free!

Must See
Event
May14

Pony Rides

at Stables Area (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
On Mother's Day and Father's Day, head to the Riverdale Stables for free pony rides. Ages four to 10.
Category: Best for Kids, Mother's Day
Free!

Best For
Kids
May14

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

May14

Dessoff Choir Free Preview in the Park: A New Amorous World

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special, free preview concert in the park on May 14, featuring a selection of the music written for a cappella voices.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Must See
Event
May14

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Monday, May 15, 2017

May15

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Category: Birding, Wildlife
Free!

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