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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 41–50 out of 3,213 events
from May 3, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5

Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

May 5

Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
For all the aspiring NYC gardeners! Learn about year-round plant care while beautifying Sherman Creek Park. New members must attend an Orientation Session to participate.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May 5

Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

May 5

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

Teen PASS

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park), Staten Island, Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents…
Category: Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 5

3 to 6 Club

at Walker Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
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!

May 5

Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park

at 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Volunteer, Waterfront
Free!

May 5

Spring Birding Tours of Bryant Park

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
On these guided tours, discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours
Free!

May 5

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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