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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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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Free Tai Chi in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in…
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Jul 5

Waterfront Walks

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.
Category: Tours
Free!

Jul 5

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!

Jul 5

Kid's Tide Pool Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Kids of all ages will get the opportunity to explore the small tide pools of Orchard Beach.
Category: Nature, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Moderate Nature Exploration Hike

at Wilde and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Moderate hikes feature longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Must See
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Jul 5

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Jul 5

Checkmate 101

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level!
Category: Education, Games
Free!

Jul 5

Plover Day

at Beach 59th St & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover one of New York City's endangered species: The Piping Plover! Partake in family-friendly games, crafts, and educational activities to raise awareness of this amazing shorebird.
Category: Birding, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Smorgasburg

at Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to…
Category: Food
Free!

Jul 5

Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Groove on the grassy hill as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs with her enchanting voice to share her wisdom about everything from the bugs in Central Park to…
Category: Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Best For
Kids

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