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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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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct23

Scarecrow Building Competition

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Feel free to join us and build your scarecrow on-site, or you can drop off your creation that you made at home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Best for Kids, Halloween, Fall Festivals
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct23

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display.
Category: Nature, Art

Oct23

Historic New York: High Bridge

at 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our park rangers on a tour of the historic High Bridge, the oldest standing bridge in New York City.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct23

It's My Park at East River Esplanade

at 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
For the end of the It's My Park season, volunteer with Upper Green Side to rake, weed, mulch, and plant at the East River Esplanade at 96th Street.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

Oct23

The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have a blast finding their way out of this three-acre corn maze! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for…
Category: Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Fall Festivals

Best For
Kids
Oct23

Pumpkin Patch

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
October is Pumpkin Month at Queens Farm! Enjoy wandering through our patch to find your perfect pumpkin.
Category: Halloween, Fall Festivals

Oct23

Fall Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues. Work on your own or as a team, in this fun family friendly program. Registration begins on October 16.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct23

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Oct23

Fall Festival

at Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & Council Member Richards for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, a visit from the…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Halloween, Fall Festivals
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct23

Garden Centennial Exhibition

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.
Category: Nature, Seniors
Free!

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