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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 28, 2017

Oct28

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York! Plus, bring your pup to the costume contest!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Halloween, Waterfront, Fall Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct28

19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

at NW plaza performance mounds (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The 19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is guaranteed to blow your mind and embarrass your dog.
Category: Accessible, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Dogs, Volunteer, Halloween, Fall Festivals
Free!

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Event
Oct28

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Highlights include live entertainment, inflatables, interactive games, a hay ride, a hay maze/pumpkin patch, costume contests, and free goodie bags!
Category: Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Halloween, Food, Fall Festivals
Free!

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Event
Oct28

Family Gallery Tour

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore artwork on view in Glyndor Gallery on a family-friendly tour with a Curatorial Fellow.
Category: Education, Art, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

“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

Oct28

17th Annual Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival

at Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This year, the festival will feature rides, face-painting, Halloween crafts, games, giveaways, live music from Astrograss, a pumpkin patch, temporary tattoos, and more... ALL FOR FREE!
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Dogs, Volunteer, Halloween, Food, Fall Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Day of the Dead Celebration

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with live music, traditional dance and parade, Calaveras Literarias (poetry readings), community altars, art workshops, and much more.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, History, Seniors, Fall Festivals
Free!

Oct28

Art & Nature—Social Communication in the Insect World: Video Screening and Science Talk

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn how social insects—ants, bees, termites and more—have long inspired the imagination of artists and the curiosity of scientists.
Category: Education, Nature, Art, Talks, Wildlife

Oct28

Free Tour of Washington Square Park

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour, and learn about this iconic park past and present.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Oct28

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids

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