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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 28, 2017

Oct28

Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Running through the woods can nurture the soul and tone the body. Join us for one or all of these free six runs designed to help you become more comfortable and adept at trail running.
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

Oct28

Family Art Project: Spider Web Fashion

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Family Art Project Storyteller Rama Mandel for tales about special spiders, including the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Anansi the spider, the great folk hero and mischief maker.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

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!

Oct28

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!

Oct28

Pumpkin Painting (Brooklyn)

at Berry Street Garden

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
It's that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Halloween
Free!

Oct28

Harlem Grown's Halloween Festival

at Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
We end our season with a bang, and our community comes out in their best costumes! There will be family friend fun, games, and healthy treats!
Category: Games, Best for Kids, Halloween, Fall Festivals
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York! Plus, bring your pup to the costume contest!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Halloween, Waterfront, Fall Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct28

Family Gallery Tour

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore artwork on view in Glyndor Gallery on a family-friendly tour with a Curatorial Fellow.
Category: Education, Art, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Highlights include live entertainment, inflatables, interactive games, a hay ride, a hay maze/pumpkin patch, costume contests, and free goodie bags!
Category: Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Halloween, Food, Fall Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct28

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Fall Foliage
Free!

Best For
Kids

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