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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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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct16

Open House New York: Old Stone House & Washington Park

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This structure, was built as a WPA project and is now dedicated to creating a strong sense of community through history, environmental education, and the arts.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

Oct16

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

Oct16

Open House New York: Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Latimer, the son of fugitive slaves, was an African-American inventor whose innovations in designing carbon filaments ushered in the age of electric light.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

Oct16

Open House New York: Morris-Jumel Mansion

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
At 250 years old, this is Manhattan's oldest house!
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

Oct16

Family Art Project: Farming and Patterned History

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
While thinking about what it means to own and to reconnect, use cloth and paper silhouettes to collage and re-imagine personal histories and create new stories.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct16

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

Oct16

Open House NY: Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Rediscover the history of this unique landmark. Tours are approximately 20 to 30 minutes long, and are offered throughout the day.
Category: History, Tours, Open House New York
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct16

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

Oct16

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, games, nature walks, farm tours, bouncy houses, crafts, food vendors, a petting zoo, beer tent, pumpkin patch (additional fee), and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Food, Fall Festivals

Best For
Kids
Oct16

Open House New York: Alice Austen House

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
In celebration of Open House New York, enjoy free tours of Clear Comfort, including Alice Austen’s darkroom.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront, Open House New York
Free!

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