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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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Thursday, May 17, 2018

May17

Fitness Walk

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided fitness walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles). For adults only.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May17

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories and sing-along encouragement on our comfy and danceable turf lawn by the big locomotive.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Special Express Arts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts
Free!

May17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Ray Mantilla

at Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a live concert with Ray Mantilla, legendary conga player along with his exciting jazz and latin quartet.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Festivals, History, Seniors
Free!

May17

Tour The Battery

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens, and more!
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May17

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

May17

Kids Imaginative Arts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children will use their imagination and curiosity, and explore ideas for self expression to create themed artwork.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May17

Mekong Group: Dan Tranh Recital

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present the recital of the Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) of the Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither.
Category: Concerts
Free!

May17

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May17

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow

at Lawn at 74th Street (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Please bring a mat.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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