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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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, October 5, 2013

Oct 5

Soap Box Derby

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your kids to compete in a good old fashioned soap box derby! Come with a homemade soap box with brakes and helmets.
Category: Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Maggie's Garden 20th Anniversary Street Festival Celebration

at Maggies Magic Garden, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Spanish Harlem celebrates Maggie's Garden anniversary with live performances, dance, music, and international foods.
Category: Dance, Food
Free!

Oct 5

Greener Pastures Opening Reception

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come out to the opening reception of Greener Pastures: A Brief History of Bronx Parks, as part of Open House New York.
Category: Art, Talks
Free!

Oct 5

Tour: Pelham Bay Park's Twin Islands

at Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:15 a.m.11:30 a.m.
NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy will lead morning tours of Pelham Bay, the city's largest and most ecologically diverse park.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 5

Wilderness Survival

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Wilderness…
Category: Education
Free!

Oct 5

Nature Exploration (moderate)

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.
On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Our Night Hikes allow participants to see parks in a different light, and are…
Category: Nature
Free!

Oct 5

Conservatory Garden Tour

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Oct 5

Chess: Beginners Clinic & Open Play

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn tactical insights from a Chess Master, then pit your newly acquired skills against other chess players at your level, tournament-style. Ages 6+.
Category: Games
Free!

Oct 5

My Dog Loves Central Park Fair

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your canine companions (on leash, please) for our annual celebration of the dog community in Central Park, including Best in Park events, an agility course, Canine Good…
Category: Dogs
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 5

It's My Park Day Maria Hernandez Park

at Starr Street Entrance (in Maria Hernandez Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Volunteers will weed/mulch tree pits, clean up passive lawn areas, plant bulbs, and celebrate the community-led goals for Maria Hernandez Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

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