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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 October 13, 2015 to February 27, 2016
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Saturday, October 17, 2015


October Festival

at Great Lawn (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, food, free tours, and more!
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Nature, Festivals, History, Kids, Tours, Food, Waterfront, Fall Festivals

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Sunday, October 18, 2015


Open House New York: The Arsenal

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
As part of Open House NY, join the Urban Park Rangers on guided tours of the historic Arsenal building in Central Park. Today it is the main headquarters for NYC Parks.
Category: History, Tours


Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront


A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ walking in the footsteps of the wealthy mercantile families whose mansions once lined the cobblestone streets.
Category: History, Tours


Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors


Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, old-fashioned games, nature walks, composting demonstrations, craft and food vendors, a petting zoo, pony rides, a beer tent, and the ever-popular Pumpkin Patch!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Markets, Tours, Fall Foliage, Food, Fall Festivals

Must See

Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage & The Heather Garden

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The 1908 cottage was originally the gatehouse of the G.K. Billings Estate. The Heather Garden boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and breathtaking views of the Palisades.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Talks

Must See

Open House New York: The Historic Houses of Conference House Park

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

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
As part of the citywide Open House NY Weekend, the Conference House, the Henry Hogg Biddle House, and the William H. Rutan House will be open for self-guided interior tours.
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours, Seniors


Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours, Fall Foliage, Seniors


Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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