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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Oct 4

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Category: Fitness
Free!

Oct 4

Tai Chi Class

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Oct 4

Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.
Category: Art
Free!

Oct 4

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
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Oct 4

Stargazing at the High Line

at 14th Street Passage (in The High Line), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Oct 5

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

at Bartel-Pritchard Square, Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.
Category: Food
Free!

Oct 5

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oct 6

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Oct 6

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Category: Fitness
Free!

Oct 6

Shape Up NYC: Stretching and Toning

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join a free exercise class that focuses on total body fitness through dance movements.
Category: Accessible, Fitness
Free!

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