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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 21, 2017

Oct21

Fall Foliage Walk: Trees of Prospect Park

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Category: Nature, Fall Foliage, Hiking
Free!

Oct21

Central Park: Olmsted's Vision

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Ranger's for a stroll through Central Park and discover the vision Frederick Olmsted had for the design of the park.
Category: History
Free!

Oct21

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

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

Oct21

Wallabout Historic Walking Tour

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The walk will discuss how the historic Wallabout neighborhood has developed since the Dutch first arrived in the early 1600s and highlight notable residents and landmarks.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct21

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

at East Pinetum (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We're transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Food, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct21

Ranger's Choice: Greenbelt Hike (Moderate)

at Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Experience a fall hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the woods of La Tourette Park. The elevated multipurpose trails reveals the beauty of Richmond Creed. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Oct21

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct21

Bronx Fiction Writers: Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Presenting Latin@ Rising

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Latinx writers discuss how to write mystery, science fiction, and horror, and how to get published.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, Talks
Free!

Oct21

Fall Festival

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, and more!
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids, Halloween, Fall Festivals
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

Second Annual Harvest Festival

at Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Smiling Hogshead Ranchinvites the community at large to a hybrid garden party, street fair, and classic fall carnival.
Category: Festivals, Fall Festivals
Free!

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