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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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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug 20

Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

at Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.
Category: Dance
Free!

Aug 20

Historical Tour (North)

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug 20

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 the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Category: Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

Aug 20

Ranger's Choice: Hike and Paddle Gerritsen Creek

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a vigorous hike through the sandy paths of Marine Park then launch a canoe from Gerrittsen Beach. Prior canoe experience preferred, ages 8 years and older only.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing, Hiking
Free!

Aug 20

"Welcome!" program

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.
Category: Accessible, Education, Tours
Free!

Aug 20

Bike New York: Youth Bike Basics

at Bradhurst Avenue at 152nd Street (in Jackie Robinson Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This three-hour on-bike class is designed as a next step for children ages 9+ who already know how to ride a bike but would like to refine their skills.
Category: Sports
Free!

Aug 20

Family Art Project: Spray a Garden

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Paint the colors of summer into a garden painting made without brushes.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Pier 2 Family Field Day

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy obstacle courses on the play turf, bocce games, four square, shuffleboard, basketball clinics, handball, and fitness classes!
Category: Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 20

Kayaking

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock!
Category: Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 20

Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island.
Category: Art
Free!

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