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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 19, 2018

May19

Dogs in Parks: Town Hall - Bronx

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come hear about the current state of our dog runs, learn community engagement strategies for your local park, and share your opinions about a range of topics important to City dog owners.
Category: Dogs, Talks, Dogs in Parks: Town Hall
Free!

May19

It’s My Park Day

at Lookout Hill (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We'll focus our efforts on Lookout Hill with some cleaning, path maintenance, and woodland restoration.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May19

Forest Restoration Volunteer Days

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Work together with The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to help restore Van Cortlandt Park's forests.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May19

Learn to Ride

at Shoelace Park, Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 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: Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

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Kids
May19

Family Art Project: Bird Calls Mural

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join returning visiting artist Virva Hinnemo to construct and paint a collaborative mural with sculptural branches—a forest mural that will be animated with bird calls!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May19

Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May19

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!
Category: Dance, Fitness, Sports, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May19

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!

May19

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May19

The New York City Naturalist Club: Urban Wildlife

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you to just a few of the many birds, reptiles, and mammals that call New York City home.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

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