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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.

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from October 4, 2012 (x) to April 25, 2026

Monday, May 20, 2013

May20

Erik Benson: The Park

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Erik Benson's paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint.
Category: Nature, Art, Kids, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

Gardens For The City Work Day

at 111th Street Community Garden, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help Gardens for the City remove rugs and weeds from the ground covering.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

May20

Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art
Free!

May20

Bryant Park Chess

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

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available fora small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.
Category: Games

May20

Bryant Park Petanque

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn to play petanque from members of NYC's championship-winning club, La Boule New Yorkaise.
Category: Games
Free!

May20

Bryant Park: Le Carrousel

at Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Specially created to complement the park's French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10…
Category: Kids

Best For
Kids
May20

Bryant Park Games

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

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.
Category: Games
Free!

May20

Bryant Park Ping Pong

at Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.
Category: Games
Free!

May20

Bryant Park Reading Room

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word - under the London Plane trees - in the open-air Reading Room.
Free!

May20

Bryant Park Beginner Italian Class

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes.
Category: Education
Free!

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