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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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from July 2, 2015 to April 25, 2026

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

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!

Aug 2

Ranger's Choice: Highbridge Park History

at Highbridge Park, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Named after New York City's oldest bridge, Highbridge Park is home to an unusual geologic makeup and an early engineering marvel that greets visitors who stroll the pathways.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug 2

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!

Aug 2

Discovery Day

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Freshkills Park for an opportunity to discover the trails and hills of the landfill-to-park project!
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, Fitness, Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 2

Food Truck Rally

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Taste a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks
Category: Food
Free!

Aug 2

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!

Aug 2

Family Performance Festival: Nature in the City (Billy B)

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Become a tree, a bird, or a bee as you dance and sing along with Billy B, the natural science and dance man!
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Aug 2

Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Every Thursday and Sunday at 1 p.m., Morris-Jumel Mansion plays host to Awesome Asana Yoga, an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by Registered Yoga…
Category: Fitness

Aug 2

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.
Category: Education, Games, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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