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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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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Category: Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 8

Free Yoga in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel. Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha…
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 8

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Children's Instrument-Making Workshop

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us for a children's instrument making class followed by family-friendly music with Hank Coyote.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Wrath In The Garden Walk: Plants Strike Back

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a walk to uncover the more sinister aspects of the garden.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Aug 8

ESL Intermediate Class

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

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.
Category: Education
Free!

Aug 8

Healthy Pet Fair

at Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Tom's Dog Run Committee for an informative "Meet and Woof" with East Harlem's dog community.
Category: Dogs
Free!

Aug 8

Saturday Sculpture Workshop

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Stories & Crafts

at Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy fun read-alouds with Claudette Richards, followed by related crafts with Artist Corinne Innis.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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