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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 February 4, 2013 (x) to September 15, 2018

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug26

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.
Robin Bady will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Beetle Who Went on a Journey" and Megan Wells will share the English story "Jack and the Beanstalk."
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Sports, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug26

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug26

Central Park Conservancy's Chess Lecture and Simul Series

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at our special chess lecture and simul series.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

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Aug26

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

at Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to help with a general cleanup at Leif Ericson Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug26

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan Park

at New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of…
Category: Best for Kids, Theater
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck

at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Theater

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Aug26

2nd Annual Back to School Carnival

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the end of summer with a carnival-inspired afternoon of family fun and games, with school-themed prizes and giveaways! This event is free and open to…
Free!

Aug26

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

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