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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 August 2, 2015 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug22

Making Magic With Ethan at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park), Queens

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd.
Category: Accessible, Kids, Theater
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Magic Pete at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park

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

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Every Saturday during the summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and at 4:00pm. This week, Magic Pete performs.
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Dance at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free public dance performance on an outdoor stage in the park.
Category: Dance, Waterfront
Free!

Aug22

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
Aug22

Beach Sessions: Shannon Gillen

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Shannon Gillen is the founder, artistic director and choreographer of New York's visionary new dance company Vim Vigor, which is currently being launched.
Category: Dance, Free Summer Theater
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug22

Family Camping at Central Park

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on August 12th
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

Aug22

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

Aug22

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers…
Category: Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug22

Movie Nights: Up

at 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx

8:20 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the story of Carl Fredricksen, who spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and now in his 78th year he launches his…
Category: Film, Kids, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Must See
Event

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