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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 30, 2014 to April 25, 2026

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aug20

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug20

Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club

at Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of…
Category: Art
Free!

Aug20

Bryant Park Reading Room: Taste Talks with April Bloomfield

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word-under the London plane trees-in the open-air Reading Room.
Category: Food, Talks
Free!

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Aug20

Adaptive Activities

at McCarren Play Center, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A sampling of adaptive sports. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.
Category: Accessible, Sports

Aug20

Recycle-To-Art

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

Aug20

Chess Club

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players.
Category: Games
Free!

Aug20

Sunset Family Festival

at Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

4:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors.
Category: Festivals, Games, Kids, Markets, Food, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug20

GreenThumb Workshop: Keeping The Rats Out! Rat Prevention in Community Gardens

at El Jardin Del Paraiso (in ), Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover rat prevention in your gardens. We will walk around El Jardin Del Paraiso and discuss how to recognize signs of rat activity and ways to discourage rats from…
Free!

Aug20

Still Standing: The Enduring Legacy of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs

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

6:00 p.m.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is home to a significant collection of landscapes, monuments and structures that remain from the New York World's Fairs. A survey of these surviving…
Category: Art, History
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug20

Bryant Park After Work Music: Thiefs

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

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