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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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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug 13

Puppets in the Park

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled adaptation of Brier Rabbit.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: History, Tours

Aug 13

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Thrower Power

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take free fitness classes outside this summer, brought to you by the staff of the new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 13

Summer in the Square: Children's Cabaret

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Summer in the Square guests will meet a lineup of storytellers, puppeteers, magicians, musicians, and other entertainers who can't wait to share their talents with kids and their family.
Category: Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Stories in the Shade

at Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us at Pelham Bay Park for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library Summer Reading Program.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Aug 13

Kids In Motion Festival

at Columbus Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of free and fun activities! There will be arts & crafts, fun games, Zumba, and much more! This event is open to boys and girls of all ages.
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Museum of the City of New York + NYC Parks Present: Free Family Programs!

at Cherry Tree Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Museum of the City of New York and NYC Parks for NYC history and art activities!
Category: Art, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students will provide the soundtrack for lunch in Union Square Park held every week at noon in the west side seating area. (Free:…
Category: Concerts
Free!

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