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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 14, 2012 (x) to April 25, 2026

Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20

Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 20

Game Social

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event.
Category: Games, Seniors
Free!

May 20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park

at Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo…
Category: Accessible, Education, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Theater, Seniors
Free!

May 20

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances Series - Fiyah! Dancehall Theater

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you dance styles.
Category: Accessible, Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 20

Movies Under the Stars: Dreamgirls

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Category: Film
Free!

May 20

Movies Under the Stars: Pan

at Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park), Staten Island

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
An orphan boy discovers his destiny as Peter Pan, and is whisked away to an enchanted land to battle the fearsome pirate Blackbeard with the help of the warrior woman Tiger Lily.
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 20

'Drive in' Movie: Rocky

at John Golden Parking Lot (in John Golden Park), Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Enjoy this outdoor screening of "Rocky" from your car (the first 75 pre-registered vehicles will be admitted), or take a seat on the grass and enjoy the show.
Category: Film
Free!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21

Van Cortlandt Track Club

at Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.
Category: Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 21

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park?
Category: Markets, Food
Free!

May 21

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join us for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness
Free!

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