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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, September 17, 2016


Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Main entrance across from the Vermont Place Parking Lot

8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird-watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club
Category: Birding, Nature


Bird Walks

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Category: Birding, Education


Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join us for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness


International Coastal Cleanup at Soundview Park

at Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful Bronx waterfront parks while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront


Learn-to-Row Classes: Level One

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city—a truly unique experience.
Category: Sports, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness

Must See

Greenbelt Trail Restoration

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Stewardship Team on Saturday morning to help restore and maintain the hiking, walking, and jogging trails of The Greenbelt!
Category: Nature, Volunteer


Green Neighborhoods: Richmond Hill

at Lane S at Myrtle Avenue (in Forest Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come volunteer for a special Richmond Hill Green Neighborhood event with the Natural Areas Conservancy!
Category: Birding, Nature, Volunteer


NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness


Dreams of Color Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Dreams of Color is an exhibition that celebrates dancers of color, in the world of ballet.
Category: Art, Tours


16th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open

at Bethesda Fountain (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to the largest outdoor chess tournament in the United States! There will be competitions for kids, teens, and adults at all skill levels.
Category: Games

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