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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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Saturday, October 17, 2015


It's My Park at James J Walker Park

at James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, Friends of J.J. Walker Playground will be organizing a playground event for families, with a clean-up, bulb planting, kids arts and crafts and music!
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park


NYC Parks Free Wheelchair Flag Football League

at Victory Field (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The league welcomes all persons with disabilities who use wheelchairs to take part in instructional drills, strategy, and game play.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Sports


Nocturnal Wildlife

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids

Best For

'Passage' Opening Reception

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

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for the opening of Passage, Talia Greene’s enchanting site-specific wallpaper installation.
Category: Art


Monster Mash-ups Movie Series: The Addams Family

at Kaiser Park Lawn (in Kaiser Park), Brooklyn

6:15 p.m.8:05 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city's parks!
Category: Film, Kids, Halloween

Best For

Urban Starfest in Central Park

at Sheep Meadow (in Central Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association invite you to enjoy the wonders of the universe at this annual event.
Category: Astronomy

Must See

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair

at Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

7:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
NYC Parks is pleased to host Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair will be on view through November 8, 2015 in Highbridge Park located in northern Manhattan.
Category: Art


New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. No advance registration required.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness


It's My Park at Hendrick I. Lott House

at Hendrick I. Lott House, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Help weed, mulch, rake and plant in various locations on the grounds, as well as the street tree pits.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park


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

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