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What’s Happening in NYC Parks

Learn about upcoming ribbon cuttings, initiatives, events, and programs in New York City parks. Visit our Events Calendar to view all events in Parks. 


Beachgoers swim and play on the beach at Coney Island

Beach and Pool Hours Extended this Weekend 

Due to the heat advisory, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, beach hours are extended to 7:00 p.m. and all Olympic- and intermediate-sized outdoor pools will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Find more ways to beat the heat

What’s Happening By Date

July 19-20

Extended pool and beach hours due to extreme heat

July 19

Hip Hop Film Festival: Boyz n the Hood Film Screening

July 20

Open Garden Day NYC

July 26-28

41st Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow

July 27

Little Red Lighthouse Tour

August 10

Great Hudson Fish Count

Things to Do

a sign on a fence facing a cool pool reads Stay Cool. There are colorful lounge chairs on the deck.

Cool Pools

We made six more outdoor pools cooler with new lounge furniture, cabana-style shade, bright colors, summer-themed art, and plants! Visit a Cool Pool near you! Plan your visit

a family of men pose for a picture in front of a mural in the park

Arsenal Gallery: Nueva Bronx

June 13 - August 30, 2019In 2018, David Flores offered free family portraiture in Railroad Park to push back on the erasure of representations of immigrants and people of color. See photos from the project at the Arsenal Gallery! Learn more about the exhibit

view of a bench and flowers along a garden path

Open Garden Day

Saturday, July 20, 2019Community gardens across NYC are opening their gates for you to explore. Learn something new, have fun with family and friends, and see what's growing! Event info

a dance around a fire outdoors

41st Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow

July 26-28, 2019NYC's largest powwow is coming to @queensfarm this summer! The pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions, food, crafts, and more. Event info

a park ranger helps a woman set up a tent in the park while a kid looks on

Family Camping

Sleep under the stars! Join our Urban Park Rangers for free overnight camping events in our parks! We'll bring tents. Registration is required. Learn more about Family Camping with the Urban Park Rangers

park goers watch a movie in the park while sitting on the grass or on benches

Free Summer Movies

Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for free movie nights in our parks! View our movie schedule

Events Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Program Registration

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CityParks Play

Registration is now open for kids tennis, golf, track and field, street hockey, and more with the CityParks Foundation. Sign up today

kids swimming in the pool

Swim Programs

Registration is now open for summer Learn to Swim, Lap Swim, Adaptive Aquatics, and Adult Water Exercise.Learn more about Parks' Swim Programs

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Urban Park Rangers

Explore NYC Parks with a park ranger. Join a free tour, hiking trips, overnight camping programs, birding events, and more! Some programs require advance registrations by lottery or on a first-come, first-serve basis. Check out Urban Park Rangers events

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