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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.

Viewing 101–110 out of 172 events
from September 25, 2017 to September 15, 2018
in Best for Kids (x) category

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct21

Fall Festival

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, and more!
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids, Halloween, Fall Festivals
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct22

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology. Head to Wave Hill's woodland to make fairy-sized dwellings using sticks, leaves and moss.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Fall Foliage Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues. Work on your own or as a team, in this fun family friendly program. Registration begins on October 16.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Rangers Choice: Nature Art

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and create beautiful nature creations by using materials provided by mother nature. Registration is required for this program. Register on October 11.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Dyed in Queens Demonstrations

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Artist-in-residence Jess Brey experiments with QBG-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Flow.17 Meet the Artist PhotographyTour

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling.
Category: Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct22

Storytime & Craft

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids

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