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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 4, 2015 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jul 4

Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art
Free!

Jul 4

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Jul 4

Skats the Clown

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining…
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Independence Day Concert

at Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble’s purpose is to nourish the arts in the Bronx by serving its diverse communities and developing audiences through arts education and musical performances.
Category: Concerts, Fourth of July, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Jul 4

Guerilla Storytime

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park.
Category: Accessible, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History

Jul 4

Independence Day Celebration

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Annual Staten Island Philharmonic concert on the lawn (6:00 p.m.), followed by viewing of fireworks display.
Category: Concerts, Fourth of July, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront, Fireworks
Free!

Jul 4

Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
In this play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry.
Category: Art, Theater, Free Summer Theater
Free!

Jul 4

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents The Tempest, by William Shakespeare at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.
Category: Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

Jul 4

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks

at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

9:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This year, the annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks returns to the East River and lights up the night from one of New York's most famous landmarks—the Brooklyn Bridge!
Category: Festivals, Fourth of July, Fireworks
Free!

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