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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 15, 2015

Aug15

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
Category: Games
Free!

Aug15

Basic Canoeing

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

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Event
Aug15

Intermediate Canoeing

at Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Intermediate canoe programs are great for those with some prior experience. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug15

GreenThumb Workshop: Container Gardening

at Hornaday Community Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Making the most out of every inch of available ground is essential for urban gardeners. Window boxes and containers are the perfect solution when you’re short on growing space.…
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Aug15

Urban Farm Exploration Days

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Festivals, Best for Kids, Volunteer, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug15

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!

Aug15

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 to Bryant Park for a free performance by the Funkytown Playground Band with Aly Sunshine.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Stories & Crafts

at Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy fun read-alouds with Claudette Richards, followed by related crafts with Artist Corinne Innis.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

A Splash from the Beach

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
We are bringing the beach to the park. The entire family will enjoy the day playing beach games like volleyball and spikeball. There will be boardwalk carnival games, a photo booth, and sand table.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids

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