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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, June 17, 2017

Jun17

Dragonflies of High Rock

at Greenbelt Headquarters (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Seth Wollney, leader of the Staten Island Dragonfly Atlas, to learn about the ecology and identification of High Rock’s unique dragonflies!
Category: Nature, Tours, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Jun17

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: It's My Park
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun17

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.
Jeannine Laverty will share the Irish story "Hairy Rouchy" and Carol Birch will share the original story "More than a Cup of Kindness".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun17

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Jun17

Adventures NYC

at Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy rock climbing, zip lining, mountain biking, virtual reality surfing, and more at our annual summer festival.
Category: Education, Festivals, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun17

Pop-up Audubon II: Water Detectives

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
What's in the Park's water? Join Prospect Park Alliance to learn about water chemistry and identify the creatures that live in and around the Park’s waterways.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun17

CANCELLED: It's My Park at Ocean Breeze Park

at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with NYC Parks to create a better and cleaner outdoor space at Ocean Breeze Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Jun17

Farm & Compost Welcome Tours

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
In this one-hour tour, you will get a crash course on how the garden produces nutrient-rich compost from food scraps and horticultural waste.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Jun17

Bike Tour of Bed-Stuy Community Gardens

at Myrtle Village Green Community Garden, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Myrtle Village Green Community Garden, in partnership with Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation, is leading a family-friendly bike tour of some of our favorite community gardens in Bed-Stuy.
Category: Tours
Free!

Jun17

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Category: Art, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

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