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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

Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come have a family & friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Games, Kids, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Paper Arts & Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

Aug 8

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Aug 8

Le Petit Zen Art

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create…
Category: Art
Free!

Aug 8

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!

Aug 8

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!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

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, Seniors
Free!

Aug 9

2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 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

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

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

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