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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, September 24, 2016

Sep24

Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Category: Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Sep24

Tai Chi

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
These classes offer the opportunity to learn the Taoist method, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Sep24

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Rolf Stand (as H.C. Andersen) will share the story "The Ugly Duckling's Birthday Party", Laura Simms will share the Norwegian story "The Heart of the Giant", and Peter Stevenson will share the Welsh story "Duck Fairytale".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep24

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep24

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Canoe opportunity for beginners and families within Estuary of the Bronx River.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep24

Get Hooked: Children's Wildlife Education

at Southern waterfront just across the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep24

Hot Compost Build at Joe Holzka Community Garden

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come help build, learn, and participate in the Hot Compost build with our friends at the Great Snug Harbor Compost project.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

Sep24

Capoeira for Beginners

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront
Free!

Sep24

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep24

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led ticketed tours, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!
Category: Education, Concerts, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Markets, Tours, Food, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

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Event

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