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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 1–10 out of 196 events
from August 29, 2016 to November 26, 2016
in Education (x) category

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aug30

Bryant Park Knits

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Seniors
Free!

Aug30

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug31

Walking Meditation

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

Aug31

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Aug31

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug31

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.
Category: Accessible, Education, Festivals, Best for Kids, Sports, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Category: Accessible, Education, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sep 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

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