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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 September 26, 2017 to December 15, 2018

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct28

Ghosts of Conference House

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Is Conference House Park Staten Island's most haunted park? Find out on a nighttime hike through an ancient burial ground and into the Conference House. Registration is required.
Category: History, Tours, Halloween
Free!

Oct28

Second Annual Halloween Haunted Trails

at Ocean Breeze Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Come join the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex for a half mile Haunted Trail walk in Ocean Breeze Park...if you dare! Parents, this is a free, scary attraction, discretion is…
Free!

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct29

Cunningham Park Farmers Market

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks at this weekly farmers market.
Category: Markets, Food
Free!

Oct29

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day and Bulb Planting

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Oct29

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Conservancy Docents provide Waterfront Walks educating the public on the park’s unique design, history, and ecology.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct29

Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

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!

Oct29

Birding: Raptor Migration

at Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Oct29

Second Annual Halloween Festival

at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This free, family friendly event hosts a pumpkin patch, Halloween crafts, music, Halloween inspired contests, and much more! Patrons are encouraged to come in costume.
Free!

Oct29

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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