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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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from October 14, 2012 (x) to December 30, 2017

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct15

It's My Park at Thomas Jefferson Park

at Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Tom's Dog Run Committee to spread woodchips, paint the main fence and bulletin board, plant, and clean up the dog run.
Category: Dogs, Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct15

Plant Your Own Acorn: A Gardening Activity for Kids

at Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Join Washington Square Park Gardener Kaslin Daniels at this program where you’ll learn more about this important nut, plant your own acorn, and decorate a plant marker.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

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Oct15

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

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

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.
Category: Art

Oct15

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Oct15

Open House New York: The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

at Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Edgar Allan Poe penned many of his most enduring poetical works, from “Annabel Lee” to “The Bells", right here at Poe Cottage.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

Oct15

Open House New York: Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House

at Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House), Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
One of the city’s oldest buildings was donated to the Bronx County Historical Society in 1965.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

Oct15

Open House New York: Old Stone House & Washington Park

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This structure, was built as a WPA project and is now dedicated to creating a strong sense of community through history, environmental education, and the arts.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

Oct15

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

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

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Fall Festivals

Oct15

Open House New York: Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Latimer, the son of fugitive slaves, was an African-American inventor whose innovations in designing carbon filaments ushered in the age of electric light.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

Oct15

Tai Chi Chuan

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness

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