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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 21, 2017

Oct21

2nd Annual Scarecrow Building Competition

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come create your very own scarecrow! Members will cast votes for best scarecrows throughout the week leading up to the Halloween festival on October 29th. All finished…
Free!

Oct21

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

at East Pinetum (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We're transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Food, Seniors
Free!

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Oct21

The Amazing Maize Maze: Open Late - Maze by Moonlight

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth!
Category: Festivals, Games

Oct21

Ranger's Choice: Greenbelt Hike (Moderate)

at Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Experience a fall hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the woods of La Tourette Park. The elevated multipurpose trails reveals the beauty of Richmond Creed. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Oct21

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct21

It's My Park at Anibal Aviles Playground

at Anibal Aviles Playground, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Anibal Aviles Playground to plant bulbs at Anibal Aviles Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct21

It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park

at West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with TRASH project and Friends of St. Nicholas Park to clean and beautify St. Nicholas Park
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct21

Fall Festival

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, and more!
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids, Halloween, Fall Festivals
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.
Category: Education, History, Theater, Tours, Halloween, Seniors

Oct21

The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
CNN calls it "the largest dog costume parade in the world” with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators.
Category: Halloween

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