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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 October 20, 2017 to September 15, 2018

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct21

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Oct21

Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Oct21

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join QBG Farm and Compost staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application.
Category: Education, Nature

Oct21

Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Running through the woods can nurture the soul and tone the body. Join us for one or all of these free six runs designed to help you become more comfortable and adept at trail running.
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

Oct21

It’s My Park: Volunteer Along the Trails With Us

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a fulfilling day of volunteering outdoors in the Greenbelt to help keep the trail system in great hiking and running condition.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Oct21

It's My Park at St. Vartan Park

at Garden Area (in St. Vartan Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of St. Vartan Park to plant bulbs and clean up St. Vartan Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct21

It's My Park at Cooper Park

at Fountain (in Cooper Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Cooper Park to plant daffodil bulbs at Cooper Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct21

It's My Park at Russell Sage Playground

at Russell Sage Playground, Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park Season, volunteer with the Queens Borough President's office to paint fences at Russell Sage Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Oct21

It's My Park at Owl's Head Park

at 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to help with general cleanup and horticulture tasks at Owl's Head Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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