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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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from July 3, 2015 to April 25, 2026

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jul30

Waterfront Garden Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Jul30

Summer in the Square: Shira and Friends

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Combining its own original tunes with classics, Shira & Friends plays a mix of hand-clap-able, sing-along-able, danceable, always smile-inducing music.
Category: Concerts, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul30

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jul30

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (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. Equipment is provided.
Category: Education
Free!

Jul30

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students will provide the soundtrack for lunch in Union Square Park held every week at noon in the west side seating area. (Free:…
Category: Concerts
Free!

Jul30

Iron Kids Competition

at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
The Iron Kids Competition consists of a short swim and half mile run.
Category: Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul30

Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul30

Broadway in Bryant Park

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus surprises from other Broadway shows.
Category: Concerts, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Free Summer Theater
Free!

Jul30

Learn To Draw

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

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education
Free!

Jul30

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Storytime for Kids

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Each week an educator from Union Square mainstay Strand Bookstore will host a children’s reading event in our Activities Pavilion. They’ll feature stories centering around…
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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