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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 8, 2016

Oct 8

Fort Tryon Kids Art: Sketching and Painting Fall Foliage

at Billings Lawn south (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Peek into the science of trees and learn about the different parts of a leaf through sketching, leaf rubbing, and painting with water colors.
Category: Art, Best for Kids, Fall Foliage
Free!

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Oct 8

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.
Category: Art

Oct 8

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Oct 8

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Fall Festivals

Oct 8

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display.
Category: Nature, Art

Oct 8

Crochet Meet Group

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:30 p.m.
This is a friendly group of parents interested in learning crochet to teach their children
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education
Free!

Oct 8

Cardio Fiesta

at Gertrude Ederle Playground, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for cardio fitness workouts in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will offer 45-minute sessions of cardio classes such as Zumba, Step Zumba, and Samba.
Category: Dance, Fitness
Free!

Oct 8

It's My Park at Harlem River Park

at East 135th Street and Madison Avenue, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Trash Hero New York to weed and do general cleanup at Harlem River Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront
Free!

Oct 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Oct 8

It's My Park at St. Mary's Park

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership to help beautify St. Mary’s Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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