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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 11, 2012 (x) to December 30, 2017

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct29

Fall Foliage Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Category: Nature, Tours, Fall Foliage, Waterfront
Free!

Oct29

Nature Scavenger Hunt at Fort Tryon

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore Fort Tryon Park's flora and fauna during a family scavenger hunt. Families will work together on a quest to identify the unique wildlife that is native to New York City.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Meet the Artist: Denise Treizman

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Denise Treizman’s playful sculptural installation emphasizes the throwaway culture prevalent today, juxtaposing vestiges of urban culture with the natural environment surrounding the gallery.
Category: Art, Talks
Free!

Oct29

Dead Botanists Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tour the gardens with Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to hear stories about some of the courageous people celebrated in plant nomenclature and see their coveted finds.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct29

Ocean Breeze Halloween Festival: Haunted Trails

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for a half mile Haunted Trail walk as we host our first annual Halloween Festival at Ocean Breeze Park.
Category: Nature, Festivals, Tours, Halloween, Fall Festivals, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct29

CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest : The Rocky Horror Picture Show

at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Let's do the Time Warp, again!
Category: Accessible, Festivals, Film, Halloween, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct29

Gravestones and Goth: Cemetery Walk and Classic Horror Literature Readings

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Fact or fiction? Take a guided, candle-lit stroll to the Pell grave site and learn the true story of Goodwife Pell’s involvement in a 1650s witchcraft trial.
Category: History, Tours, Halloween

Oct29

Movies Under the Stars: Monster House

at Athens Square, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Halloween, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - ParaNorman

at Sunset Park, Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
In this delightful animated feature, Norman has the ability to speak with the dead—and he often prefers their company to that of the living.
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Halloween, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Leave your fears at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery.
Category: History, Tours, Halloween
Free!

Must See
Event

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