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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, August 12, 2017

Aug12

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

Aug12

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Aug12

Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Make beautiful, fun things out of paper to give as a gift or keep for yourself
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Handheld Games of the Past

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.
Category: Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of crochet: how to select your materials, gauge, yardage, tension, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble and slip stitch.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts
Free!

Aug12

Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library

at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

2:45 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at SummerStage in Central Park as a part of Family Day

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:00 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 Summer Theater
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Hudson Warehouse Presents: Shakespeare Workout

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hudson Warehouse covers the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat in this workshop open to ages 13 and older.
Category: Education, Theater
Free!

Aug12

Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
On Saturdays, visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug12

Dance at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its fifth season, bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront.
Category: Dance, Nature, Waterfront
Free!

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