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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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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug 7

Garden Volunteer Day!

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
All tools and instructions will be provided; just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug 7

Checkmate 101

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

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Aug 7

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug 7

Bicycling Basics

at Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This is a three-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills.
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

Aug 7

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug 7

Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Shira & Friends

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Shira & Friends loves bringing its high energy, catchy tunes to its favorite kinds of audiences—the ones that love to dance along and become part of the show.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Bike New York: Street Skills Ride

at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve…
Category: Education, Sports
Free!

Aug 7

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug 7

Meditation

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Classic sessions include instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of guided meditation led in partnership with Yoga for Bliss.
Category: Fitness

Aug 7

Basic Canoeing

at Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park), Manhattan, Harlem Meer (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older.
Category: Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

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