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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

Perseid Meteor Shower

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your…
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair

at Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

7:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
NYC Parks is pleased to host Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair will be on view through November 8, 2015 in Highbridge Park located in northern Manhattan.
Category: Art, High Bridge
Free!

Aug 9

NYC Parks Beach Volleyball Tournament 2015

at Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Face off in NYC's ultimate summer competition! NYC Parks invites you to register for a volleyball tournament on beautiful Coney Island Beach.
Category: Sports
Free!

Aug 9

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug 9

Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for kids in this registration-required summer program.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Category: Education
Free!

Aug 9

Summer Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours

Aug 9

2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

at Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
This much anticipated multicultural event features two exciting days of dragon boat racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court.
Category: Festivals
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 9

Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.
Category: Art
Free!

Aug 9

Seining

at Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

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