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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

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

Pickleball Tournament

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Pickleball is a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.
Category: Sports
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

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 a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May20

Science in the Park: Baywaters

at Little Bay Park, Queens

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

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

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Sports, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May20

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May20

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May20

Historic New York: The Flushing Freedom Mile

at Northern Boulevard and Linden Place (in Daniel Carter Beard Mall), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as late 1600's. Registration is required for this program.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May20

It's My Park at Powell Playground - Spring Cleaning!

at Powell Playground, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will spruce up and clean Powell Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May20

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older,great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

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