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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 724 events
from July 4, 2015 to January 29, 2016
in Kids (x) category

Saturday, July 4, 2015

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

Family Camping at Fort Totten Park

at Fort Totten Park, Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the summer. Families are chosen by lottery. To register please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 24th
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Coney Island's 2nd Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

at West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk), Brooklyn

9:45 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Celebrate Fourth of July at Coney Island Boardwalk! Enjoy the fireworks display over the beach.
Category: Kids, Fourth of July, Fireworks
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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

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

Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Groove on the grassy hill as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs with her enchanting voice to share her wisdom about everything from the bugs in Central Park to…
Category: Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun

at North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics

at Peninsula (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
?This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait.
Category: Nature, Kids, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Category: Education, Games, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Staten Island Philharmonic Concert: Sounds of Freedom

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

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us on July 5 for a free concert, featuring a performance by the Staten Island Philharmonic, on the Conference House lawn.
Category: Concerts, Kids, Fourth of July, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

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