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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, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep 4

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Sep 4

Shape Up NYC: Intensati

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
IntenSati combines affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance, and yoga.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Sep 4

Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.
Category: Art

Sep 4

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Mad Science

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Come and shake it up with the Mad Scientists as you learn about the amazing attributes of water while focusing on the importance of conserving this precious resource.
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 4

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 4

Trees of the Heather Garden Tour with Author Leslie Day

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about Fort Tryon's many flowers, conifers, evergreens, and deciduous trees and find out which trees predate the park and which have been added in recent park restoration projects.
Category: Tours
Free!

Sep 4

Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join a small group of birdwatchers at the old Pelham Bay landfill, a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Pre-registration is required.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep 4

Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Wood pilings still remain more than 360 years after the original foundation of Gerritsen Mill was first laid down.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

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Sep 4

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

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