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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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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Sep 4

Yoga

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Sep 4

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life!
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Sep 4

Shape Up NYC: Intensati

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
IntenSati combines affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance, and yoga.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Sep 4

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Mad Science

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Come and shake it up with the Mad Scientists as you learn about the amazing attributes of water while focusing on the importance of conserving this precious resource.
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 4

Trees of the Heather Garden Tour with Author Leslie Day

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about Fort Tryon's many flowers, conifers, evergreens, and deciduous trees and find out which trees predate the park and which have been added in recent park restoration projects.
Category: Tours
Free!

Sep 4

Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Wood pilings still remain more than 360 years after the original foundation of Gerritsen Mill was first laid down.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 4

Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join a small group of birdwatchers at the old Pelham Bay landfill, a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Pre-registration is required.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sep 4

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!

Sep 4

Saltwater Fishing

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Our experienced park rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

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