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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.

Viewing 1–10 out of 245 events
from April 29, 2016 to December 10, 2016
in Festivals (x) category

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Apr 30

Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Cherry Blossom Festivals

Must See
Event

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Festivals, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 1

Sakura Matsuri 2016 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Games, Cherry Blossom Festivals

Must See
Event
May 1

Summer on the Hudson: IAC NYC 15th Annual Irish Dance Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Irish Dance Festival features hundreds of Irish dancers, Irish music, cultural workshops, and opportunities for the whole family to join in the high-stepping fun.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Festivals, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 3

FLUX Public Art Projects: FLUX Art Fair Opening Day

at Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
At this event, artists will talk about their public art installations on site.
Category: Dance, Art, Festivals, Seniors
Free!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4

Bryant Park Presents Dance Party: Opening Night Ball

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Dress to impress for the kickoff of Bryant Park Presents Dance Party, which brings three swinging bands and three different styles of dance instruction—Charleston, Foxtrot and Jitterbug.
Category: Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a celebration of Mexican culture in the community with music, dance, crafts, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Food
Free!

Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6

Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7

NatureFest 2016

at Snug Harbor Culture Center (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 a.m.
The Museum’s annual environmental fair will include free activities for children and adults, nature walks, information tables, and arts and crafts.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Category: Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

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