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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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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nov20

Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"

at Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park), Manhattan

6:00 a.m.
Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)" featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Tours
Free!

Nov20

Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional…
Category: Nature, Art

Nov20

DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 and Adobe Creative Suite 6 through DigitalWork NYC, free for 16 to 26 year olds! These sessions help you apply and interview for the program.
Category: Education
Free!

Nov20

Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.
A look at Scottish landscape design and land art.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art

Nov20

Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts.
Category: Nature, Art, Kids, Winter Holidays

Best For
Kids
Nov20

The Wild Garden Exhibit

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands, and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.
Category: History
Free!

Nov20

Central Park Tour: Views From the Past

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Nov20

Shape Up NYC: F.I.S.T.

at Mcdonald Playground (in McDonald Playground), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Come to McDonald Playground for this free fitness interval & strength training class. Shaping up has never been this easy!
Category: Fitness
Free!

Nov20

Paper Arts & Crafts

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

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts using multiple mediums
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Free Performance of Much Ado About Nothing

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.
NYC Parks has partnered with the Public Theater to bring performances of William Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing to recreation centers around the city.
Category: Theater
Free!

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