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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.

Viewing 611–620 out of 930 events
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from September 19, 2017 to December 15, 2018

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct21

Flow.17 Meet the Artist PhotographyTour

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about this year's FLOW art pieces, discuss some of Randall's Island's history, and talk about photographic composition and story-telling.
Category: Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct22

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!

Oct22

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (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
Oct22

Yogathon

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Peace and serenity awaits on the infield of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Take moment for yourself, learn to relax and free you mind via the calming words and movements of Ocean…
Category: Dance
Free!

Oct22

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!

Oct22

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Oct22

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
Oct22

Foliage Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Oct22

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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