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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 12, 2018

May12

Spring Fest

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 a haircut? Join us on the farm for sheep shearing and wool spinning demos! There will be live music, crafts, hayrides, and tasty local food, too!
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
May12

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It's the latest effort to restore our harbor!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

The Collage Garden Exhibition Opening

at 6BC Botanical Garden, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Garden-themed collages from all over the world were sent to us and will be on display throughout the grounds to bring art to the community.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art
Free!

May12

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

May12

Historic New York: Fort Greene

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about the significance of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, the Battle of Brooklyn, and the circumstances of the prisoners’ internment on the prison ships.
Category: History
Free!

Must See
Event
May12

Nature's Workshop: Terrariums

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers at Marine Park to participate in this fun hands-on nature project!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Historic New York: The High Bridge and Old Croton Aqueduct

at West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn more of the significance of NYC's oldest standing bridge and the history of the city's first water supply system.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
May12

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us at this fun family-friendly outdoor party featuring a children’s entertainer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May12

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

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