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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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 1, 2016 to August 30, 2017

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct15

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Oct15

Astronomy: Constellations

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Get set to hike up to the dark sections of the park away from neighborhood lights. The overlook meadow provides a great viewing location of the night sky.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Oct15

Adult Learn to Play Soccer

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.
Category: Sports, Seniors

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct16

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Oct16

NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Oct16

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Oct16

Family Art Project: Farming and Patterned History

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
While thinking about what it means to own and to reconnect, use cloth and paper silhouettes to collage and re-imagine personal histories and create new stories.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

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Oct16

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

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

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.
Category: Art, Halloween

Oct16

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

Oct16

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

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