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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 January 26, 2013 (x) to December 11, 2018

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 1

Nature Exploration Hike: Bugs and Butterflies (Light)

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 1

Historic New York: Long Island City Parks

at Vernon Boulevard and Main Avenue (in Hallets Cove Playground), Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This one-way hike will highlight parks along the East River. We will visit Socrates Sculpture, Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, and end at Hunters Point South. Registration is required.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct 1

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer!
Category: Birding, Nature, Fitness, Sports, Tours, Volunteer, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 1

The Amazing Maize Maze

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

11:00 a.m.4:30 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

Oct 1

Kickoff to Fall at Queens County Farm Museum

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

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the autumn season on the farm! Join us today (and every October weekend) to explore our grounds and buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider, and…
Category: Festivals, Halloween, Fall Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 1

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Oct 1

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 1

33rd Annual Medieval Festival

at Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

11:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume.
Category: Dance, Art, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Markets, Food, Fall Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 1

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Oct 1

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

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