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Games

Get in touch with your inner child and come out to play a game or two. Challenge your family and friends to a few rounds and make new acquaintances while you’re at it. Bring your kids and enjoy a multitude of activities in a safe environment.

Games Events

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sep 1

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 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.
Free!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sep 2

Bryant Park September Ping Pong Tournament

at Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments. Pre-registration is required.
Free!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sep 3

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Take free fitness classes outside this summer, brought to you by the staff of the new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex! Children are welcome in this program.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sep 4

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Take free fitness classes outside this summer, brought to you by the staff of the new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex! Children are welcome in this program.
Free!

Sep 4

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

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

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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.
Free!

Sep 5

Back to School Festival

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Beat the stress of returning to school with an afternoon of fun activities including games, rides, craft projects, and free giveaways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 5

Omar’s Summer Send-Off at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park) , Queens

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 6

Omar's Summer Send-Off Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep you entertained!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 7, 2015

Sep 7

Omar’s Summer Send-Off at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park

at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a magic show, fun games, dance contests, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 7

Labor Day at Lefferts Historic House

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old fashioned games.

Must See
Event

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sep 8

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 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.
Free!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep 10

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sep 11

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

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

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

NYC Parks Queens Bocce Tournament 2015

at Bocce Courts (in Juniper Valley Park) , Queens

8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff.
Free!

Sep 12

NYC Parks Brooklyn Bocce Tournament 2015

at Dyker Beach Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff.
Free!

Sep 12

NYC Parks Bronx Bocce Tournament 2015

at Bocce Court (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff.
Free!

Sep 12

NYC Parks Staten Island Bocce Tournament 2015

at Bocce Court (in South Beach Wetlands) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff.
Free!

Sep 12

NYC Parks Manhattan Bocce Tournament 2015

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

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff.
Free!

Sep 12

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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.
Free!

Sep 12

GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep 13

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
There will be skating competitions, open skate, a raffle, food vendors, and all day fun.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 13

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sep 15

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 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.
Free!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sep 16

Bryant Park Mixed Doubles Ping Pong Tournament

at Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for the park's inaugural season of monthly mixed doubles ping pong tournaments, and prove that table tennis truly appeals to all.
Free!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sep 17

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sep 18

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

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

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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.
Free!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep 20

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sep 22

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 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.
Free!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sep 24

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sep 25

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

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

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

NYC Parks Citywide Bocce Tournament 2015

at Bocce Court (in South Beach Wetlands) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Watch the best in the city faceoff!
Free!

Sep 26

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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.
Free!

Sep 26

Breukelen Country Fair

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sep 27

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sep 29

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 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.
Free!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sep 30

Bryant Park Kubb Tournament

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kubb takes over the lawn during our single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments. Pre-register with a group of up to 6 players.
Free!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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.
Free!

Oct 3

Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While…

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Medieval Festival

at Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

11:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 4

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 4

Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While…

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oct 6

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 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.
Free!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct 10

Bryant Park Petanque Tournament

at Petanque Courts (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Select doubles style pétanque tournament for this popular European game organized by La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship-winning club.
Free!

Oct 10

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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.
Free!

Oct 10

Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While…

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Oct 11

Bryant Park Petanque Tournament

at Petanque Courts (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Select doubles style pétanque tournament for this popular European game organized by La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship-winning club.
Free!

Oct 11

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 11

Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While…

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct 13

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 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.
Free!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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.
Free!

Oct 17

Fall Festival

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Have fun at the pumpkin patch and enjoy games, crafts, entertainment, shows, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 17

Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While…

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18

Rockaway Fall Festival

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The 9th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, and entertainment.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 18

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 18

Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While…

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oct 20

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 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.
Free!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct 24

Free Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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.
Free!

Oct 24

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Highlights include games, rides, craft projects, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch, and goodie bags.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While…

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct 25

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While…

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oct 27

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:30 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.
Free!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct 31

Bryant Park Juggling

at 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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.
Free!

Oct 31

Kids Crafts: Scharen Knippen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While…

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nov 11

Veterans Day

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for Veterans Day programming at Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Center.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec 19

Free Family Day

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dec 26

Christmas and New Year's Holiday

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for educational programming to ring in the new year.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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