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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 10,991–11,000 out of 12,973 events
from October 10, 2012 (x) to December 29, 2018

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct29

North Shore Pumpkin Patch

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come and see the decorated Halloween garden and the North Shore Rotary pumpkin patch at Joe Holzka Community Garden
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Best for Kids, Halloween
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Gracie Mansion Halloween

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray are excited to invite you to Gracie Mansion Halloween!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Theater, Tours, Halloween
Free!

Oct29

Nature Presentation: Arachnid Appreciation Station

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Beef up your arachnid IQ with local entomologist Lawrence Forcella and observe a collection of live and preserved spiders, from delicate orb-weavers to hairy, hulking tarantulas.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Halloween, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
Oct29

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.
Category: Education, History, Theater, Tours, Halloween, Seniors

Oct29

Second Annual Halloween Festival

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

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This free, family friendly event hosts a pumpkin patch, Halloween crafts, music, Halloween inspired contests, and much more! Patrons are encouraged to come in costume.
Category: Halloween
Free!

Oct29

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Oct29

CANCELLED: Hawk Watch at Moses Mountain

at Moses Mountain, Staten Island

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join ecologist Seth Wollney to learn why hawks migrate and how to identify different species.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Oct29

2nd Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the festivities on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park for a day filled with music, puppets, cotton candy, balloon twisting, face painting, munchkin pumpkins, and much more.
Category: Concerts, Best for Kids, Halloween, Waterfront
Free!

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Oct29

Halloween at the Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet and take pictures with Flora, Queens Botanical Garden’s friendly mascot! Show off your costume and bring trick-or-treat bags!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Halloween

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Howl-o-ween

at Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Best-dressed dogs compete. $10 per dog to benefit the dog run. Pre-registration required at 718.796.4541.
Category: Dogs, Halloween

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