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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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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Jul 13

Mad Science Presents Sounds like Science

at Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Everyone will be shocked as Mad Science creates a dinosaur roar with simple materials. Explore the science of speakers as we create a funky disco show with magnets!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 13

Game Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event.
Category: Games, Seniors
Free!

Jul 13

GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health Series: Soil Science

at GreenThumb Compound, Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? In this workshop, we will cover soil health basics such as soil sampling and testing, and delve a bit into soil science.
Category: Education
Free!

Jul 13

Sounds like Science

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Mad Science will teach you how sound is made. You'll really "rock out" with this supersonic audio experience!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 13

Bryant Park Presents Accordions Around the World

at Bryant Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This is a weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium players.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Jul 13

Zumba

at Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park), Queens

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Get fit in the park with free Zumba, an aerobic exercise program that blends Latin and African dance movements.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Jul 13

Family Capoeira

at Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Jul 13

The Awesome Oyster

at Pier 5 Playground (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
While investigating the oyster gardens, examine the various critters that live in the East River and the history of New York Harbor’s keystone species: the eastern oyster.
Category: Nature, Tours

Jul 13

Garden Moves: African Dance

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Each session will feature an African dance-based workout.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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Jul 13

Garden Moves: Zumba

at Willis Avenue Community Garden, Bronx

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Come out for free Zumba classes! No partner or prior experience required.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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