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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 26, 2016 to August 30, 2017

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Fall Festivals


Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display.
Category: Nature, Art


Seed Saving

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Sherman Creek Peninsula (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Season's end is the perfect time to start collecting seeds. But is it as simple as that? Join us to learn the basics of which seeds to collect, why, and how.
Category: Education, Nature


Crochet Meet Group

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:30 p.m.
This is a friendly group of parents interested in learning crochet to teach their children
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education


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


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


It's My Park at Harlem River Park

at East 135th Street and Madison Avenue, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Trash Hero New York to weed and do general clean up at Harlem River Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Waterfront


Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The festival will feature costume-making, a collaborative sculpture workshop, face painting, festive music, circus food favorites, circus acts, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Festivals, Best for Kids, Dogs, Halloween, Food, Waterfront, Fall Festivals

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Harlem Grown Halloween Festival

at Harlem Grown, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Tour the haunted garden, make your own Halloween treat, and pick your own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Halloween, Seniors, Fall Festivals

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Garden Barbecue and Pumpkin Giveaway

at Halsey Ralph & Howard Community Garden, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Children of all ages are welcome to the garden's pumpkin decorating party. Enjoy barbecued burgers and hot dogs, as well as cupcakes and apple cider.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Food, Fall Festivals

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