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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 11–20 out of 33 events
from March 30, 2015 to October 31, 2015
in Festivals (x) category

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Dachshund Spring Fiesta

at Washington Square Park, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come out to the 23rd annual Dachshund Spring Fiesta: a social gathering of dachshunds and their owners!
Category: Festivals, Dogs

Must See

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Arbor Festival

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Arbor Festival Sunday, April 26, 11am to 6pm Fee: Free with Garden Admission (extra fee for certain activities) It’s a fun-filled day at QBG’s Arbor Festival. Come enjoy a…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Games, Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day

Must See

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2

Elements Art Expo NYC

at Conference House Park, Staten Island

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The art scholar and novice alike will delight in finding art along the trails, by the shore and on the open green of the park, in the large tent as well as the Conference House.
Category: Nature, Art, Festivals, Volunteer, Waterfront, Seniors

Must See
May 2

Cherry Blossom Festival

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The cherry trees are blooming! Come join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance at our free annual Cherry Blossom Festival – all are welcomed!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Festivals, Games, Kids

Must See

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9

Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day

at Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more.
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Kids

Must See

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Japan 4M Run and Festival

at East Drive near East 68th Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.
Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture at this four-mile race in Central Park, now in its ninth year. The race and accompanying kids' races are part of Japan…
Category: Festivals, Fitness

Must See

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Arts, Culture & Fun: Limited Partnership

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

1:15 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, took on the U.S. government to fight for equality.
Category: Art, Festivals, Film, Talks, Seniors

Saturday, May 30, 2015


Strawberry Festival

at Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be entertainment, crafts, games, inflatables, music, tattoo artist, face painting, strawberry eating contest, carnival games, and much more!
Category: Festivals, Games, Kids

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

World's Fair Anniversary Festival

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, History, Kids, Food, Talks, Seniors

Must See

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, with free al fresco concerts in the square!
Category: Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts

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