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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, September 24, 2016

Sep24

Discovery Hike: Fall Forest Experience

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Visit the forest and discover what makes fall so special. Learn about the layers of the forest, and observe seasonal changes from the canopy down to the forest floor.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fall Foliage, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep24

Hot Compost Build at Joe Holzka Community Garden

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come help build, learn, and participate in the Hot Compost build with our friends at the Great Snug Harbor Compost project.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

Sep24

Nature Photography Hike

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Sep24

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep24

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Canoe opportunity for beginners and families within Estuary of the Bronx River.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep24

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Rolf Stand (as H.C. Andersen) will share the story "The Ugly Duckling's Birthday Party", Laura Simms will share the Norwegian story "The Heart of the Giant", and Peter Stevenson will share the Welsh story "Duck Fairytale".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep24

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep24

Get Hooked

at Southern waterfront just south of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities include fishing (catch and release), games, arts and crafts and more. All equipment will be provided.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Games, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep24

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led ticketed tours, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!
Category: Education, Concerts, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Markets, Tours, Food, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep24

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore the mansion and carriage house on guided tours at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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