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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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from January 5, 2013 (x) to April 25, 2026

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts bring you Sweet Spot Festival, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Must See
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug 7

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

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

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

Aug 7

Kayaking on the Hudson

at Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Kayaks, paddles, life jackets and basic instructions are provided.
Category: Festivals, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 7

Garden Volunteer Day!

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
All tools and instructions will be provided; just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug 7

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation! Learn native plant identification and invasive species management.
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Aug 7

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Aug 8

Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug 8

Beginner Foreign Language 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 in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
Category: Education
Free!

Aug 8

Bryant Park Juggling

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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