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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 12, 2013

Oct12

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!

Oct12

Bird Walks

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Oct12

Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks

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

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Photographs from NYC Parks' archives will be on exhibit at the Poe Park Visitor Center.
Category: Art
Free!

Oct12

Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other "unintentional" plants in tandem with human…
Category: Education, Nature, Art

Oct12

It's My Park Day at Veterans Circle

at Memorial Circle, Queens

8:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come out to the Memorial Circle at Tribute Park, where volunteers will be planting and cleaning up.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

Oct12

FLOW.13

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.
The Randall's Island Park Alliance, BxMA, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall's Island Park.
Category: Art
Free!

Oct12

Free Boot Camp in Willowbrook Park - Presented by HQ Wellness and Verrazano CrossFit

at 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Verrazano CrossFit will be hosting free classes in the picnic grove behind the Carousel in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park this fall. All fitness levels are welcome to join…
Category: Fitness
Free!

Oct12

Raptor Walk with Mike Feller

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk observing Manhattan's birds of prey in Fort Tryon Park.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

Oct12

Cleaning Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores at Westerleigh Park.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct12

It's My Park Day at Doughboy Plaza

at Doughboy Plaza, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with the students and parents of IS 125 as they remove litter and paint park benches. They will also be planting bulbs, weeding, and mulching.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park Day
Free!

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