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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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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct21

Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential. Bring your own mat.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Oct21

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct21

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Oct21

Wallabout Historic Walking Tour

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The walk will discuss how the historic Wallabout neighborhood has developed since the Dutch first arrived in the early 1600s and highlight notable residents and landmarks.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct21

Fall Foliage Walk: Trees of Prospect Park

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Category: Nature, Fall Foliage, Hiking
Free!

Oct21

Central Park: Olmsted's Vision

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Ranger's for a stroll through Central Park and discover the vision Frederick Olmsted had for the design of the park.
Category: History
Free!

Oct21

Ranger's Choice: Greenbelt Hike (Moderate)

at Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Experience a fall hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the woods of La Tourette Park. The elevated multipurpose trails reveals the beauty of Richmond Creed. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Hiking
Free!

Oct21

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

at East Pinetum (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We're transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Food, Seniors
Free!

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Oct21

Farmhouse Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

Second Annual Harvest Festival

at Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Smiling Hogshead Ranchinvites the community at large to a hybrid garden party, street fair, and classic fall carnival.
Category: Festivals, Fall Festivals
Free!

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