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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 21, 2018 to December 28, 2019

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 5

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

May 5

Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours

May 5

Storytime & Craft

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Hear seasonally-inspired stories that will open their imaginations to the different natural worlds found at QBG; followed by a botanically themed craft activity.
Category: Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May 5

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

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May 5

GreenThumb Plant Starts Distribution

at Melrose New Generation Community Garden, Bronx, UCC Youth Farm, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get your veggie transplants and native plant starts at our annual giveaway, plus tips on growing native plants in your garden.
Free!

May 5

Learn to Ride

at Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler. Please pre-register…
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

Learn to Ride

at Multi-Purpose Courts (in Tompkins Square Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 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
May 5

Jane's Walk: History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor

at Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
On this tour, you'll learn about the history of the 19th-century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds. Tours take place at 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

May 5

It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYCMTB on the first Saturday of each month to help ride, build, and maintain the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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