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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. 


Guests at Rockaway Beach enjoy walking along the boardwalk, visiting the concessions, and eating and drinking outdoors

Summer at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Rockaway Beach is open for swimming all summer long! Check out our concessions along the boardwalk and find fun events, from morning yoga to movie nights! Visit Rockaway Beach

Things to Do

white lounge chairs with umbrellas are placed poolside at Douglass and DeGraw Pool which features summer themed decals on its back walls

Cool Pools NYC

Five NYC outdoor pools are cooler than ever. With cabana-style shade, new lounge chairs, and vibrant new colors, our Cool Pools are now the ultimate chill spots. Find a cool pool near you

A woman poses for a portrait among flowers in a garden

Arsenal Gallery: A Collective Utterance

This new exhibit at the Arsenal Gallery tells a powerful story about the representation of black and brown culture makers with beautiful photographic portraits taken in NYC parks and gardens. Arsenal Gallery exhibition details

a man dressed in traditional Native American garb looks to a giant fire in the middle of a circle of event guests

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

July 27 - 29, 2018Join us at Queens Farm for NYC's oldest and largest pow wow, which features three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions, food, crafts, and more! Thunderbird Pow Wow event info

Families gather around on seats in a park's amphitheater to watch a movie on a screen located on a mobile truck

Free Summer Movies

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and head to free movie screenings, from classic films to blockbuster movies, under the stars at parks across NYC. View movie screenings in NYC Parks

Two park rangers in a canoe row around a creek in a park

Canoeing and Kayaking Events

Experience NYC's beautiful lakes, rivers, and 520 miles of coastline on free and low-cost canoeing, kayaking, and boating trips! Find a program near you:  Find a program near you

A house surrounded by a field of daisies

My Summer House NYC

Make your local historic house your summer house! Step inside to relax and explore, venture out on the grounds, and enjoy summer at fun events, from meditation on the lawn to festivals and movie nights under the stars. Find your summer house

Events Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Program Registration

Kids with swim caps and swim goggles on practice learning to swim by holding on to the edge of the pool while floating and splashing their feet in the water.

Swim Programs

Registration is now open for our Learn to Swim, Lap Swim, Water Exercise, and Adaptive Aquatics programs! Learn about our Swim programs

The Urban Park Rangers and guests set up camping tents in an open space in the park.

Family Camping

You don't need to go upstate to go camping in a park. Our park rangers are hosting free overnight camping programs in NYC's parks! Register for family camping

A park ranger shows feathers to a group of children around him in a park.

Urban Park Rangers

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

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