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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 111–120 out of 332 events
from August 21, 2017 to December 10, 2017
in Best for Kids (x) category

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug26

Family Art Project: Shades of Summer

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
See the world through rose- (or green or blue or purple) colored glasses.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Discovery Walks for Families: Conservatory Gardens

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Robin Bady will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Beetle Who Went on a Journey" and Megan Wells will share the English story "Jack and the Beanstalk."
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan Park

at New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of…
Category: Best for Kids, Theater
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck

at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Theater

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Weekend Nature Exploration

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities in the park!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Learn to Ride - Kids

at Henry M Jackson Playground, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn to Ride—Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Central Park Conservancy's Chess Lecture and Simul Series

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at our special chess lecture and simul series.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug26

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Family Gallery Tour

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore artwork on view in Glyndor Gallery on a family-friendly tour with a Curatorial Fellow.
Category: Art, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids

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