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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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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from April 21, 2018 to December 28, 2019

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May20

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May20

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May20

It's My Park at Pelham Parkway North

at Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue, Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Pelham Parkway North to beautify our green space and remove weeds.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May20

Introducing…The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - High Rock Pond Dip

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the complex world of pond life, as we search for the freshwater invertebrates that call the waters of the Greenbelt home.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

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Kids
May20

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!

May20

Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights

at Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments! This sport is played by two blindfolded teams using a ball with bells to score goals against their opponent.
Category: Accessible, Sports

May20

Historic 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.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in exploring this pivotal moment from the American Revolution.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

May20

Freshwater Fishing

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Learn to Ride

at Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Best For
Kids
May20

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.
Category: Education, Art, History

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