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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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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct11

NYC Compost Project: Compost 101

at West Brighton Community Garden, Staten Island

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Want to learn how to make compost? Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden for a composting workshop. Topics include what to compost,…
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Oct11

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct11

Open House New York: Kingsland Homestead

at Kingsland Homestead, Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Celebrating the city’s architecture, design history and cultural institutions, the 12th Annual Open House New York Weekend is here! Come visit us for a house tour and view…
Category: Art, History, Kids
Free!

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Kids
Oct11

Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula Fitness

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hot Hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Oct11

Bats at Belvedere

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about bats that live in Central Park and beyond at an educational interactive presentation with live bats.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Halloween
Free!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Oct12

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come,first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00a.m. from May through November. Registration begins at…
Free!

Oct12

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. Wave Hill’s…
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours
Free!

Oct12

Red Hook Food Vendors

at Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's…
Category: Food
Free!

Oct12

Open House NY: The Arsenal

at The 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 the NYC Parks…
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct12

Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble Woodland

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids

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