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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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from April 25, 2017 to April 15, 2018

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Queens Farm Spring Sheep Shearing

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Ever seen a sheep get its haircut? Join us on the farm for this annual spring celebration with sheep shearing demonstrations throughout the afternoon!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids

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May 6

Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.
Category: Art, Women's History Month

May 6

Urban Wildlife Festival

at West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at Urban Wildlife Festival to get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Talks, Wildlife
Free!

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May 6

Cherry Blossom Festival

at Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting, and more, inspired by Japanese culture.
Category: Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Games, History, Best for Kids, Dogs, Seniors, Cherry Blossom Festivals
Free!

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Event
May 6

Flow.17 Art Exhibit Grand Opening

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.
Category: Art, Waterfront
Free!

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Event
May 6

Spring Garden Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.
Category: Nature, Tours

May 6

CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing

at Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May 6

Hands-On History: Papier-Mache

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Create papier mache bowls inspired by the ceramic works of art made by Dave the Potter, an early African-American artist.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Meet the Artist: Borinquen Gallo

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The artist Borinquen Gallo discusses her installation, an imaginary hive interior informed by Wave Hill’s beehives.
Category: Art, Talks
Free!

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