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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 14, 2016

Aug 14

Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race – Staten Island – 11AM

at Conference House Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Supported by New York Road Runners This exciting and FREE parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! Open…
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

Aug 14

Freshwater Fishing

at Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Aug 14

World's Fair History Tour

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Meet us at the Unisphere on the second Sunday of each month for a free one-hour walking tour of World's Fair icons.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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Aug 14

Bike New York: Street Skills Ride

at Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets.
Category: Sports
Free!

Aug 14

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Aug 14

Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race – Staten Island – 12PM

at Conference House Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Supported by New York Road Runners This exciting and FREE parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! Open…
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

Aug 14

Basketball Clinics

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.
Category: Sports
Free!

Aug 14

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug 14

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Category: Education, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 14

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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