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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.

Viewing 11–20 out of 260 events
from July 1, 2015 to December 12, 2015
in Waterfront (x) category

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jul 4

Free Yoga in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel. Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha…
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Jul 4

Saturday Sculpture Workshop

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Guerilla Storytime

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park.
Category: Accessible, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Independence Day Celebration

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

6:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Annual Staten Island Philharmonic concert on the lawn (6:00 p.m.), followed by viewing of fireworks display.
Category: Concerts, Fourth of July, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront, Fireworks
Free!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Free Yoga in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel. Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha…
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Jul 5

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Jul 5

Plover Day

at Beach 59th St & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover one of New York City's endangered species: The Piping Plover! Partake in family-friendly games, crafts, and educational activities to raise awareness of this amazing shorebird.
Category: Birding, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Kid's Tide Pool Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Kids of all ages will get the opportunity to explore the small tide pools of Orchard Beach.
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Free Tai Chi in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in…
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Jul 5

Hudson River Canoe Adventure (Advanced)

at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a journey down the Hudson River by canoe to see a side of New York City that few get the chance to see.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

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