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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, July 31, 2016

Jul 31

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Come learn about an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat—the urban coyote.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

Jul 31

Highbridge Park History

at 165th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Named after New York City’s oldest bridge, Highbridge Park is home to an unusual geologic makeup and an early engineering marvel that greet visitors who stroll the pathways north and south.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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Event
Jul 31

Checkmate 101

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

Youth Volleyball Clinics

at Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to play volleyball at our open clinics for kids! Recommended for ages four to 10.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Billy B, the Science and Dance Man

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
What is biodiversity? How is it fostered within Central Park? Learn this and more through song, dance, audience participation, and a changing backdrop.
Category: Education, Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

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!

Jul 31

Kayaking at South Beach

at South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore of South Beach.
Category: Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 31

Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century.
Category: Art, History

Jul 31

Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.
Category: Art

Jul 31

Historic New York: Fort Totten

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Come learn about Fort Totten, a historic former army base in Northeast Queens that is now a public park with spectacular views and majestic buildings.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

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