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Harvest Fest & Square DanceOct 18, 12 pm - 6:30 pmBattery Place State St. and Whitehall St.
This is a free, family-friendly event open to all.

The day's events feature lots of games, a potato sack race, cooking demonstrations, tastings from Whole Foods Market and the Chefs Consortium, a community bake-off, live music from New Carolina and the Calamity Janes, and a big square dance with NYC Barn Dancing’s Dave Harvey and the Calamity Janes! There will also be a small tribute to Zelda.

Battery Urban Farm is partnering with non-profits GrowNYC and Earth Matter to make this year’s Harvest Fest a minimal waste event.
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Battery Urban Farm in Battery Park
Visit the website The Battery Conservancyinfo@thebattery.org(917) 409-3720
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Fifth Annual NYC Parks Paralympics Track and Field OpenOct 17, 9:30 am - 1 pmEast River and Harlem River 20 Randalls Island

There will be events for kids and adults ages 7-21 consisting of 50, 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes, 4x25 and 4x100 meter relay races, a slalom course, fields events such as shotput, javelin, long jump, discus, boccia, and a softball throw.

NYC Parks actively works with the U.S. Paralympics to prepare talented athletes to compete in the Paralympic Games.

Parents interested in registering their school-aged children for the event should contact their child's school to express their interest. Transportation for the event can be arranged through the NYC Department of Education. Parents and school principals should email Christopher.Noel@parks.nyc.gov or call (646) 632-7344 for more information.

Icahn Stadium in Randall's Island Park
Visit the website Christopher Noel(646) 632-7344
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Pooch ParadeOct 18, 10am - 2pmWolfe's Pond Park

Does your dog look dapper in a suit? Do you and your dog share an uncanny resemblance? Join NYC Parks for the Pooch Parade!

Both you and your dog will have fun at the Pooch Parade. There are giveaways and awards for man and beast! Your dog could win Best Costume, Largest/Smallest Dog, Best Pet-Parent Match, or Best Talent Show Performance. Best of all, there'll be a dog parade for you and your dog to show off!

For more information, please email Bill LaCurtis@parks.nyc.org.

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