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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 3, 2015

Oct 3

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Oct 3

Citizenship Classes for Adults

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.
Category: Education
Free!

Oct 3

Compost Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from NYRP's landscaping operations. Learn about the process…
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Oct 3

Summer on the Hudson: Loops and Hoops Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Kids, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 3

SkowheganPerforms at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
SkowheganPerforms, now in its fifth season, invites Skowhegan alumni to activate the entire park with an afternoon of performance and art. The site-specific works are interspersed…
Category: Art, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 3

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct 3

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair

at Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

7:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
NYC Parks is pleased to host Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair will be on view through November 8, 2015 in Highbridge Park located in northern Manhattan.
Category: Art, High Bridge
Free!

Oct 4

Early Morning Bird Walk: Hawks

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
October is Hawk Month! Look for them in a tour led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Category: Birding, Tours
Free!

Oct 4

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.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Category: Education
Free!

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