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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

Artists Talk: Wrath–Force of Nature

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Curators lead a discussion with artists about the ideas behind their work and how they frame natural occurrences through the lens of emotion, observation or allegory.
Category: Nature, Art, Talks

Aug 8

Bonkerz The Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park

at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the Verrazano Bridge and bring his show to Staten Island for some free kid-friendly entertainment.
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Storefront Science: Explore Nature in Fort Tryon Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for an afternoon of investigation in Fort Tryon Park!
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Zabo's Circus Show at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park), Queens

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment to Woodhaven, Queens.
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History

Aug 8

Dance at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Now in its third season, Socrates and Norte Maar present a residency and performance program, bringing New York-based choreographers and their dancers to a unique waterfront environment.
Category: Dance, Free Summer Theater, Waterfront
Free!

Aug 8

All-American BBQ

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

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, a delicious buffet barbecue, and a beautiful sunset.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Festivals, Kids, Tours, Food, Waterfront, Seniors

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Aug 8

Bargemusic Family Concert

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.
Category: Concerts, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Great Jazz on the Great Hill

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

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy and Jazzmobile present Great Jazz on the Great Hill A Jazz, Swing, and Blues Festival Celebrating 35 years of Central Park Conservancy restoring, managing,…
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts, Food
Free!

Aug 8

Beach Sessions: Emery LeCrone Dance

at Beach 81st Street Entrance (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
?Emery LeCrone is an American choreographer, teacher and dancer. In past seasons, Ms. LeCrone has created new pieces for professional dance companies.
Category: Dance, Free Summer Theater
Free!

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