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Fall Field Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

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NYC Parks presents the first-ever Fall Field Day! Kids, teens, and their families are invited to relive classic and nostalgic field day activities as they are introduced to a new generation. With an array of activities fit for all ages and abilities, Fall Field Day will have something for everyone to enjoy! 

The event will take place on both sides of the High Bridge, at Highbridge Park in Manhattan and the Bronx. 

Highbridge Park, Bronx

On the Bronx side, there will Zumba, dance, a mini obstacle course, arts and crafts, and a Kids N Play corner. 

Highbridge Park, Manhattan

Activities will include:

Action Games

  • Javelin (noodle) throw
  • Bubble soccer
  • Giant soccer
  • Pillow Polo
  • Obstacle course
  • Hand cycling

Field Games

  • Giant Parachute
  • Tug-O-War 
  • Disc Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Musical bean bag chairs

Relay Races

  • Potato sack race
  • Three-legged race
  • Agility (parachute) races
  • Spoon/egg race

At the main stage, there will live entertainment, including two performances by the Big Apple Circus. In celebration of Election Day, we'll have an old voting booth where kids and families can pretend to vote and take selfies. 

Bring the kids to meet Snoopy from the Peanuts Movie!

Rain or shine.

Pumpkin Smash
Bring your old Halloween pumpkins and smash them to smithereens at Pumpkin Smash. Once smashed, the pumpkins will be composted locally with finished composed used to improve soils in city parks and green spaces. In partnership with the NYC Compost Project. Hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Get all the dirt on composting in New York City on the NYC Compost Project website.


172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Highbridge Park Accessible
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170th Street and University Avenue in Highbridge Park Accessible
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