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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, September 16, 2017


Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.
Category: Nature, History, Tours


Wallabout Historic Walking Tour

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The walk will discuss how the historic Wallabout neighborhood has developed since the Dutch first arrived in the early 1600s and highlight notable residents and landmarks.
Category: History, Tours


Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark

at J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us for a landscape painting workshop. Andrea Cuckier will introduce the participants to the notion of frame, composition elements, atmosphere, and graphic aspects of painting.
Category: Education, Art, Seniors


Butterfly Stroll: Discovery Hike

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Hike along the Multipurpose Trail in search of butterfiles and fall wildflowers.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife


Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront

Best For

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife


Bronx Fiction Writers

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This casual writers meeting will meet every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever-reinventing genres of fiction.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art


Raptor Fest

at Stadium Ball Fields (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This event is a great way for kids to learn about hawks, owls, falcons, and other birds of prey, get up close and personal with them, and watch them perform amazing aerial feats.
Category: Birding, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids, Wildlife

Must See

Poseidon's Parade

at Beach 105th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Poseidon's Parade is a family-friendly celebration of people participating, wearing costumes, making floats, and displaying art while celebrating the boardwalk and Rockaway community.
Category: Festivals

Must See

GreenThumb Harvest Fair

at Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community Garden, Brooklyn

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: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Festivals, Food

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