Who would have thought that the corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street would become the fly fishing headquarters of New York? But with two Orvis stores right there, you can’t find a better place to learn to fly fish and get ready for some great outdoor experiences. To get you started, the folks at Orvis — who sell the gear, teach you how to use it, and offer a wide range of adventures as well as sponsoring a strong environmental protection program — conduct a free fly fishing class every Saturday through July 19 at Bryant Park, focusing on fly casting and outfit rigging. Later on, they can help you find great local places to test your new skills. Meet at Fifth Avenue Terrace at 41st Street.

Sat., April 26, 10 a.m., 2014