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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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from September 10, 2013 (x) to December 15, 2018

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct15

Plant Your Own Acorn: A Gardening Activity for Kids

at Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Join Washington Square Park Gardener Kaslin Daniels at this program where you’ll learn more about this important nut, plant your own acorn, and decorate a plant marker.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct15

Birding: Fall Migration

at Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Oct15

Discovery Walks for Families: Living Laboratory

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Discover what plants and animals call this secluded park woodland their home!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct15

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Oct15

Early Childhood Math Program

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Ms. Carole Mulligan will be teaching a free early math program for kids ages three to six.
Category: Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct15

It's My Park at MacDonald Park

at MacDonald Park Sitting Area (in MacDonald Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of MacDonald Park to clean up MacDonald Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct15

It's My Park at Owl's Head Park

at 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to plant, weed, and clean up at Owl's Head Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct15

It's My Park at St. Vartan Park

at Garden Area (in St. Vartan Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
For the end of the It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of St. Vartan Park to help rake, weed, mulch, and plant bulbs in St. Vartan Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct15

Workshops at The Battery: Pumpkin Painting & Fall Crafts

at Labyrinth Farm (in The Battery), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Paint pumpkins, make leaf rubbings, and create veggie art with The Battery Conservancy.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct15

"Welcome!" program

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.
Category: Accessible, Education, Tours
Free!

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