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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 16, 2012 (x) to January 20, 2018

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug13

Bryant Park Kids: David Stabler, Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
An author and illustrator will be on-hand to chronicle the childhoods of 16 famous artists, from Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, to Georgia O’Keeffe and Dr. Seuss.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug13

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
Aug13

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug13

Family Affair

at Target Bronx Community Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bronx Museum educators will be in Target Bronx Community Garden leading activities centered around gardening, art, and our neighborhood.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug13

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug13

Compost Workday

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on the second Saturday of the month to get an inside look at this process and learn some of the basics of composting.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug13

Le Carrousel Kids: Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be: You and Me.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug13

Goalball

at Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:45 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.
Category: Accessible, Sports

Aug13

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson welcomes all to join the Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the sun through a safe scope and see the central star of our solar system.
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Festivals, Waterfront, Astronomy
Free!

Aug13

Bike New York: Youth Bike Basics

at Linden Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This three-hour, on-bike class is designed as a next step for children ages 9+ who already know how to ride a bike but would like to refine their skills.
Category: Sports
Free!

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