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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 October 20, 2017 to September 15, 2018

Friday, October 20, 2017

Oct20

Movies Under the Stars: ParaNorman (2012)

at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
A boy with the power to speak to the dead gathers an army of friends to fight zombies brought to life by a curse. Meanwhile, terrified townspeople prepare to fight the supernatural.
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Halloween, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct20

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - The Bride of Frankenstein

at Carroll Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Based on the gothic novel by Mary Shelley, this 1935 classic picks up right after the events in the film, “Frankenstein”.
Category: Accessible, Film, Halloween, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Oct20

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Jennifer's Body (Rated R)

at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This horror comedy features Megan Fox as Jennifer, a small town cheerleader who becomes a pale and sickly creature hungry for a meaty snack.
Category: Accessible, Film, Halloween, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Oct20

Drive-In Movie: Hocus Pocus

at John Golden Parking Lot (in John Golden Park), Queens

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy this vintage outdoor film screening in your car on a first-come, first-served basis; or bring your own lawn chair or blanket!
Category: Film, Halloween, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct20

Monster Mash

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Halloween-inspired activities will be available for children and youth throughout the evening. Costumes are encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for various Halloween costume categories.
Category: Best for Kids, Halloween
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct20

Life Is So Peculiar: American Popular Songs 1919-1956

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join us for a night of celebrating the great American songs of Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jimmy van Housen, and many more!
Category: Concerts
Free!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct21

Van Cortlandt Track Club

at Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Run through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Oct21

Bird Walks

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Oct21

It's My Park at W. 119th Street Trees

at 89 W. 119th Street, Manhattan

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with W 119th Street Block Association to plant bulbs and spread mulch in the tree pits.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct21

It's My Park at Sutton Place Park

at Entrance at East 54th Street and Sutton Place (in Sutton Parks), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Sutton Place Parks Conservancy to plant bulbs, clean up, enjoy the PuppetMobile, and do free yoga at Sutton Place Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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