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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 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Park House (in Brower Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or helping with general park cleanup.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct 2

Ocean Breeze Wiffle Ball Home-Run Derby

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Do you consider yourself a slugger? Are you getting excited for the Major League Baseball Playoffs? Well here's your change to prove you have what it takes to play in the big…
Category: Fitness, Games, Sports
Free!

Oct 2

Garden Centennial Exhibition

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of outdoor sculpture celebrating one hundred years of its formal garden designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916.
Category: Nature, Seniors
Free!

Oct 2

Heather Garden Design Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join public garden designer Ronda M. Brands for a behind-the-scenes look at the design and planting scheme of the three-acre Heather Garden.
Category: Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 2

Astoria Park Highlights

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover this popular neighborhood park and learn about its history and diverse flora and fauna. This park has history dating back to early 1900s and scenic views along its promenade.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct 2

Animal Tracking

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Oct 2

Tide Pool Exploration and Seining

at Cleveland Avenue and Mansion Avenue (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City in this tide pool exploration and seining program.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 2

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Oct 2

Ed Center Open Hours

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

1:00 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 much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 2

Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary Market

at Hattie Carthan Herban Farm, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm and Apothecary opens this Sunday and every Sunday through Thanksgiving of this year.
Category: Markets, Food, Seniors
Free!

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