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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. 


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Fall Fun Guide

Autumn is just around the corner! Discover the best places to see fall foliage, find out about upcoming fall festivals, and learn about our indoor fitness programs. Check out our Fall Fun Guide

Things to Do

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Indoor Pools

Swim year-round at our indoor pools! At our indoor pools, you can swim laps, join exercise classes in the pool, play water sports, and learn how to swim. Find an indoor pool near you

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Arsenal Gallery: City As Ecosystem

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together at the Arsenal Gallery's new exhibit, on display through November 23, 2018. Learn more about the exhibit

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Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

September 30, 2018The world's largest landfill-to-park project will open for a day of tours, hiking, and more! Discovery Day event info

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34th Annual Medieval Fest

September 30, 2018Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town; visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels. The festival concludes with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Medieval Fest event info

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Little Red Lighthouse Festival

September 29, 2018Step inside NYC's iconic lighthouse, and stick around for live music, fishing clinics, food and art vendors, and more! Little Red Lighthouse Festival info

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Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant Exhibit

Check out 10 new artworks about culture, community, social issues, public space, and history by NYC emerging artists! View the exhibit

Events Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Program Registration

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Flag Football

Registration is now open for our youth Flag Football teams! Register today

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Parks Afterschool

Our Afterschool Program provides kids ages 6 to 13 with academic support, physical activity, and arts and cultural programming in a safe, structured environment. Learn more about our Afterschool Programs

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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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