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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, October 28, 2017

Oct28

Poetry Town Hall with the Bronx Writers Center

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Sydney Valerio will read poetry from her one-woman show "Matters, from the Mujeres, the Magic, the Movement and the Muse" anthology and from her MFA coursework.
Category: Talks
Free!

Oct28

“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

Oct28

Prospect Park Halloween Walk and Fair

at The Nethermead (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to the 38th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Best for Kids, Halloween
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

17th Annual Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival

at Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the festival will feature rides, face-painting, Halloween crafts, games, giveaways, live music from Astrograss, a pumpkin patch, temporary tattoos, and more... ALL FOR FREE!
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Dogs, Volunteer, Halloween, Food, Fall Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct28

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Opening Day

at The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Come check out New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink. The first 100 skaters on the ice this season will receive free skate rentals, hot chocolate, and more!
Category: Food
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Day of the Dead Celebration

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with live music, traditional dance and parade, Calaveras Literarias (poetry readings), community altars, art workshops, and much more.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, History, Halloween, Seniors, Fall Festivals
Free!

Oct28

Art & Nature—Social Communication in the Insect World: Video Screening and Science Talk

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn how social insects—ants, bees, termites and more—have long inspired the imagination of artists and the curiosity of scientists.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Talks, Wildlife

Oct28

Free Tour of Washington Square Park

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour, and learn about this iconic park past and present.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Oct28

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Halloween Party and Hocus Pocus Movie Screening

at Athens Square, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Activities include crafts, games, music, giveaways, Transformation Face Painting with Agostino Arts, and a free screening of Hocus Pocus at dusk.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Film, Games, Best for Kids, Halloween
Free!

Best For
Kids

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