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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, May 21, 2016

May 21

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Dance to Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat at this family-friendly gathering of music lovers of all ages and cultures.
Category: Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Markets, Free Summer Concerts, Food, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
May 21

Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire

at Alley Pond Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games, and storytelling. Registration required.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Sunset Hike

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a sunset hike through New York City's largest park with the Urban Park Rangers. Registration required.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

May 21

Nocturnal Wildlife

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature
Free!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 22

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Festivals, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

May 22

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 22

NYRR Open Run: 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!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 22

NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 22

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

May 22

Park to Park: Biking

at Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Bring your own bicycle (and helmet) and ride through National Parks and NYC Parks.
Category: Nature, Sports
Free!

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