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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, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

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.
Navida Stein will share "The Magic Fish" by the Brothers Grimm and Julie Della Torre will share "Hans Clodhopper" by H.C. Andersen.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

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: Nature, History, Tours

Aug 8

Free Yoga in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel. Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha…
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 8

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Brower Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug 8

Children's Instrument-Making Workshop

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us for a children's instrument making class followed by family-friendly music with Hank Coyote.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Category: Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 8

Wrath In The Garden Walk: Plants Strike Back

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a walk to uncover the more sinister aspects of the garden.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 8

Family Day Picnic

at Eastern Parkway and Buffalo Avenue (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Please join Krown Ieights Phamily and Phriends for the Keeping It Positively Positive Family Day event at Lincoln Terrace Park.
Category: Best for Kids, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

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!

Aug 8

Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Bring the kids for an afternoon of free entertainment with kids music band, Rolie Polie Guacamole.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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