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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 November 9, 2012 (x) to December 30, 2017

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct23

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day and Bulb Planting

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Oct23

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

Oct23

Family Art Project: Magical Wands and Fairy Houses

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Make a wand of ribbons to twirl through the autumn air and then be captivated by Rama Mandel’s enchanting fairy stories.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
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

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