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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, August 16, 2015

Aug16

Family Art Project: Green Bugs Gathering

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Study the similarities and differences between cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Then, use craft materials to construct bodies and movable parts, like wings and legs.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.
Category: Art
Free!

Aug16

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Aug16

Free Tai Chi in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in…
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug16

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.
Category: Tours
Free!

Aug16

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ walking in the footsteps of the wealthy mercantile families whose mansions once lined the cobblestone streets.
Category: History, Tours

Aug16

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, History, Tours

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Event
Aug16

Freshwater Fishing

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Most fishing programs are first-come, first-served.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Aug16

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

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
Aug16

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Brower Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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