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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 December 31, 2012 (x) to April 25, 2026

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly introduction to sports for kids!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 17

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Bloomingdale Playground, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 17

Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Kids

at Bloomingdale Playground, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn to Ride - Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 17

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Donna Jacobs Sife will share the Biblical story "Samson and Delilah" and Susan Stone will share the German story "Hansel and Gretel".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 17

CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park

at Chelsea Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly introduction to sports for kids!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 17

Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.
Category: Art

Sep 17

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 17

Poseidon's Parade

at Beach 106th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach), Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Poseidon's Parade is a family-friendly celebration of participants wearing sea-themed costumes with floats and artwork while celebrating the opening of Rockaway Boardwalk.
Category: Dance, Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 17

Capoeira for Beginners

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront
Free!

Sep 17

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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