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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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from August 20, 2017 to January 20, 2018

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sep17

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn how to safely and responsibly make a fire by using primitive and modern methods. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Sep17

What's Not to Lichen?

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Hike through High Rock Park in search of lichen! These fascinating and tough organisms are found from front stoops in the cities to the untrammeled wilderness of the trundra.
Category: Best for Kids, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep17

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep17

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!

Sep17

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!

Sep17

The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck

at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Theater

Best For
Kids
Sep17

Fort Tryon Park Highlights

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take in the scenic views of the Hudson River on this hike through Fort Tryon Park, highlighting its natural features, historic landmarks, and wildlife.
Category: Nature, Fitness, History, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep17

Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids
Sep17

Nature Presentation: Ladybug Meet-and-Greet

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Everyone is familiar with the cute little ladybug. Learn more about these colorful creatures and meet a few live ladybugs with Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
Sep17

The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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