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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.

Viewing 1–10 out of 27 events
from October 6, 2015 to December 19, 2015
in Talks (x) category

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oct 7

Partnerships Academy: Activate Your Park – Developing Great Events and Programs

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park), Staten Island

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Interested in bringing new activities, recreation and arts to your park? Community groups from all over the city routinely partner with city agencies and other organizations to do…
Category: Education, Volunteer, Talks

Oct 7

CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Moon & Saturn Join AC&F for a lecture by Jaclyn Avidon of the Amateur Astronomers Association Following the lecture we will step onto the rooftop for Skygazing (weather…
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, History, Talks, Seniors, Astronomy

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Bronx River Ramble: Starlight Park

at West Farms #2 Train Station, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the park's pre-history that includes a replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon and no less than three unsuccessful attempts to hold a world's fair by the Bronx River.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Hiking

Must See

Kossuth Playground Community Visioning

at Kossuth Playground (in Mosholu Parkway), Bronx

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Friends of Mosholu Parkland, with support from Partnerships for Parks, is leading a community visioning process to identify community-supported priorities and encourage participation in the design.
Category: Volunteer, Talks

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Fall Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids, Fall Foliage, Talks, Seniors

Best For

Art Workshop: Beyond the Scenic Hudson–Plein Air Painting

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
View Matthew Friday’s Hudson River-inspired installation in Glyndor Gallery, then join him outdoors to paint the glorious autumn landscape using handmade pigments.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks, Seniors

Monday, October 12, 2015


Falconry Presentation: Skyhunters in Flight

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Watch hawks, falcons, and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Kids, Talks

Must See

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Talks, Waterfront


Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This workshop will come together every third Saturday to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques.
Category: Education, Talks


Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.
Category: History, Tours, Talks, Seniors

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