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New York is one of the greatest harbor cities in the world. Enjoy this great archipelago with events along the water ranging from paddling and fishing to traversing our greenways by bicycle, to exercise classes, concerts, and more with a beautiful river or ocean backdrop.

Waterfront Events

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oct 19

Fitness Walk

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Oct 20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Drum Circle

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park!
Free!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

Socrates Farmers Market

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm.
Free!

Oct 21

Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Brooklyn - Tree Planting

at Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help us plant trees in the forest in Canarsie Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.
Free!

Oct 21

Fall Citywide Stewardship Day: Queens

at 149th Avenue and Springfield Lane (in Idlewild Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help clean up the wetland/coastal forest area in the much beloved Idlewild Park.
Free!

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Oct 21

It's My Park at Conference House Park

at Bottom of Page Avenue

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the shoreline at Conference House Park.
Free!

Oct 21

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 Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Oct 21

It's My Park at Sherman Creek

at 203rd Street and 9th Avenue (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Sherman Creek to plant bulbs and help with general clean up at Sherman Creek.
Free!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct 22

Tour de Bronx

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
With a choice of either a 25- or 40-mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods, there will be fun for families, casual riders, and avid bicyclists.
Free!

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Oct 22

It's My Park at Corlears Hook Park

at Flagpole Area (in Corlears Hook Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Corlears Hook Park to help plant bulbs, rake leaves, and clean up Corlears Hook Park.
Free!

Oct 22

It's My Park at East River Esplanade

at 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Upper Green Side to plant bulbs and clean up the East River Esplanade.
Free!

Oct 22

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Oct 22

Foliage Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Free!

Oct 22

Artist Talk: Gareth Smit

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join photographer Gareth Smit and his subject Dominic Anderson as they discuss trans identity, growing up on the North Shore, and their process of working together.
Free!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Oct 24

Fitness Walk

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oct 25

It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park

at Lemon Creek Park Parking Lot (in Lemon Creek Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help to clean the shoreline at Lemon Creek Park.
Free!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 26

Fitness Walk

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles).
Free!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Oct 27

Arts, Culture & Fun: Day of the Dead with BxArts Factory and MascaraViva

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Mexican tradition, Day of the Dead, creating paper flowers, face painting, and book binding while enjoying Mexican music.
Free!

Oct 27

Ghostly Intimations Screening

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location , Fort Wadsworth , Staten Island

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us at Fort Wadsworth for a screening and talk with the directors of Cropsey.

Oct 27

Ghostly Intimations Reception

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 p.m.12:00 a.m.
Following the screening of Cropsey at Fort Wadsworth, join us for cocktails at Alice Austen House with special guest bartenders from Bin 5.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 28

Socrates Farmers Market

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm.
Free!

Oct 28

It's My Parks at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Free!

Oct 28

It's My Park at New Dorp Beach Park

at Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park to help clean and beautify the Sandy Memorial Garden at New Dorp Beach Park.
Free!

Oct 28

It's My Park at Owl's Head Park

at 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to help with a general cleanup and horticulture work at Owl's Head Park.
Free!

Oct 28

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York! Plus, bring your pup to the costume contest!
Free!

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct 29

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Oct 29

2nd Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the festivities on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park for a day filled with music, puppets, cotton candy, balloon twisting, face painting, munchkin pumpkins, and much more.
Free!

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Oct 29

Foliage Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Free!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Nov 5

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Nov 5

Foliage Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Free!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Nov 11

It's My Parks at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Free!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nov 12

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please note: You must arrive at noon. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present.
Free!

Nov 12

Foliage Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants can learn about why changes in leaf color occur, the chemical representation of each of the colors, and why the leaves of different species turn different hues.
Free!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nov 25

It's My Parks at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Free!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dec 9

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
Free!

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