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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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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aug13

Birding in Central Park

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Go birding with the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Aug13

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on August 7.
Category: Fitness, Games, Sports
Free!

Aug13

Pop-Up Pool Free Swim

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.
Category: Accessible, Sports
Free!

Aug13

World's Fair History Walking Tour

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home,and more.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug13

Sunday Tai Chi

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

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

Aug13

Freshwater Fishing

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug13

Canoeing (Intermediate)

at Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some canoe experience is preferred for intermediate programs. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 12:30 p.m., due to demand.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Aug13

Weekend Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities in the park!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug13

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Basic canoeing programs are great for all skill levels, and are open to children 8 years and older. First-come, first-served. Line to participate may be closed prior to 2:00 p.m. due to demand.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Aug13

The Uni Project at Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Hester Street

at Hester Street Crossing (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come read, draw, and explore with the Uni every Sunday in front of the Hester Street Playground in Sara D Roosevelt Park.
Category: Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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