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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 August 5, 2015 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug15

GreenThumb Workshop: Container Gardening

at Hornaday Community Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Making the most out of every inch of available ground is essential for urban gardeners. Window boxes and containers are the perfect solution when you’re short on growing space.…
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Aug15

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome! You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Festivals, Kids, Volunteer, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

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Event
Aug15

ESL Intermediate Class

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

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.
Category: Education
Free!

Aug15

Introduction to Bird Watching

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Aug15

Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Bring the kids to Bryant Park for a free performance by the Funkytown Playground Band with Aly Sunshine.
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Stories & Crafts

at Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy fun read-alouds with Claudette Richards, followed by related crafts with Artist Corinne Innis.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Saturday Sculpture Workshop

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields

at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug15

Craftsmen Days

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts. Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like the hammered dulcimer and fiddle.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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