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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 25, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep17

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep17

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sep17

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Bloomingdale Playground, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep17

CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park

at Chelsea Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly introduction to sports for kids!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep17

Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Kids

at Bloomingdale Playground, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn to Ride - Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep17

Capoeira for Beginners

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queen, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront
Free!

Sep17

Poseidon's Parade

at Beach 106th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach), Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Poseidon's Parade is a family-friendly celebration of participants wearing sea-themed costumes with floats and artwork while celebrating the opening of Rockaway Boardwalk.
Category: Dance, Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep17

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep17

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

Sep17

GreenThumb Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Festivals, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Volunteer, Food, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event

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