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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 21, 2017

May21

NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

at East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona 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!

May21

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find these birds of prey in this enchanting woodland.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

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Event
May21

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May21

Yoga in the Garden

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Enjoy the garden as the setting for your yoga practice as you find your breath and become connected to the landscape.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness

May21

Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with the Next Epoch Seed Library

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sow the seeds of tasty, wild edibles and decorate containers and labels to hold and protect them.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May21

Spring It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, planting, weeding, and more!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May21

Revolutionary New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. Join the Rangers in exploring this pivotal moment from the American Revolution.
Category: History
Free!

May21

Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs

at Plumb Beach Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

May21

Seining

at Broad Channel American Ball Fields, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

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!

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