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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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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct14

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Category: Nature, Art, History
Free!

Oct14

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct14

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
earn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Oct14

SkowheganPerforms

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The site-specific works are interspersed throughout the landscape and public artworks, and are inspired by the park's unique outdoor waterfront setting and the 2017 Socrates Annual.
Category: Art, Theater
Free!

Oct14

Interpretive Reading of Mark Twain's "The War Prayer": Kiran Chandra

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
"Call & Response" artist Kiran Chandra presents an interpretive reading of Mark Twain’s controversial 1905 text "The War Prayer," performed in front of her outdoor installation.
Category: Art, History

Oct14

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Oct14

Storytime & Craft

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Oct14

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they search for some of the lesser-seen creatures of the night.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Oct14

Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

at Sol Lain Playground (in Sol Lain Plgd), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
An ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert dweller, and a droid companion embark on a journey that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past.
Category: Film, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Oct14

Astronomy: Phases of the Moon

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Get set to hike up the the dark sections of the park away from the neighborhood lights. The Overlook Meadow provides a great viewing location of the night sky.
Category: Astronomy, Hiking
Free!

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