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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 21–30 out of 61 events
from April 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015
in Festivals (x) category

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May17

Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring all-ages bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Festivals, Games, Kids, Mother's Day, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, May 18, 2015

May18

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

at Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
SOH and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Category: Art, Festivals, Talks, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May19

Summer on the Hudson: Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music

at Crabapple Grove North (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Barnard College and Summer on the Hudson present a celebration of women in music with some of finest musicians from NYC colleges and universities at an evening performance.
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

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Event

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May21

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Category: Education, Concerts, Festivals, Kids, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May23

Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company, lead VARIABLE POP, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and…
Category: Accessible, Dance, Festivals, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May28

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Category: Education, Concerts, Festivals, Kids, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 29, 2015

May29

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park…
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May30

Summer on the Hudson: Great New York City Fish Count

at 172nd Beach (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
How many and what species fish will we collect as we pull our nets through the Hudson? How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event! Part of the…
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Must See
Event
May30

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
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May31

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We’ve partnered with Musical Directions to bring Sweet Spot Festival to West Harlem Piers Park. Sweet Spot Festival is a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Waterfront
Free!

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