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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.

Viewing 11–20 out of 3,247 events
from May 6, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6

Jane's Walk: Pier 5 Uplands Sneak Peek

at Ample Hills (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Take a sneak peek at a forthcoming section of Brooklyn Bridge Park's, the Pier 5 Uplands, currently under construction.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May 6

Arts, Culture & Fun; Preview Screening of 'Peace Officer'

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The relationship between law enforcement and the public is seen through the eyes of a former sheriff who established Utah's first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later.
Category: Accessible, Art, Film, History, Seniors
Free!

May 6

Game Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event.
Category: Games, Seniors
Free!

May 6

CANCELLED: Free Outdoor Movie Night: Minions

at Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a screening of Minions. Rated PG
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Movies Under the Stars: Selena

at Lawn adjacent to Fifth Avenue (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This musical biopic tells the story of Tejano music icon, Selena Quintanilla-Perez (Jennifer Lopez).
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7

Van Cortlandt Track Club

at Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.
Category: Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May 7

Nature Walk and Bird Watching

at Ridgewood Reservoir's Vermont Place Entrance (in Highland Park), Queens

8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Catch the warbler wave. Welcome warblers back to the park at this spring bird-watching workshop led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

It's My Park at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Westerleigh Park as they clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May 7

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park?
Category: Markets, Food
Free!

May 7

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

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

8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Join us for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness
Free!

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