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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

NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

at Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness
Free!

May20

It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing this spring! Volunteers will help with general cleanup and planting.
Category: Accessible, Volunteer, It's My Park, Seniors
Free!

May20

Castle Hill Street Tree Care

at Lacombe Avenue & Pugsley Avenue (in Pugsley Creek Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We will be cleaning, aerating, and mulching street tree beds—activities that greatly increase a street tree's chance for survival!
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May20

Community Garden Block Beautification Day Project: Broom and Bloom

at Prophecy Garden, Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Prophecy Garden invites all to come together and turn this garden into an enjoyable neighborhood asset.
Category: Volunteer, Seniors
Free!

May20

Highbridge Counts: Volunteer for Park User Study!

at Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
NYC Parks is conducting a public use study of Highbridge Park! We need volunteers to help count park visitors and collect other data throughout the park for a four-hour shift.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

May20

Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.
Category: Accessible, Fitness
Free!

May20

Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike

at Calvert Vaux Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This beautifully-restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.
Category: Birding, Nature, History, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the…
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

May20

It's My Park at Conference House Park

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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