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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. 


Summer Bucket List

Summer is winding down! Use our guide to make the most of the rest of the summer. Head to movie nights under the stars, plan a beach day, go for a swim at the pool, and more!  View the list

Now Open

Free Outdoor Pools

Our free outdoor pools are open for summer! Outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the summer, we offer free swim programs at our outdoor pools! Learn more about our free outdoor pools

What's Next in Capital Projects

Find out which projects will be completed in the next three months. See what's next in capital projects

Things To Do

Queens Bocce Tournament

September 9, 2017Sign up to play in our upcoming tourney at Juniper Valley Park for a chance to compete in the Citywide Championships! Register today

Urban Starfest

September 9, 2017Join the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park for our annual celebration of stars and the night sky.Event info


Our recreation centers offer free afterschool programs for kids during the school year. Registration opens on Wednesday, August 16. Learn more

Youth Tech Workshops

Kids can learn how to code, DJ, make films, design video games, and more at our free, drop-in tech workshops this month.  Find a class

Art in the Parks: Celebrating 50 Years

New York City is one of the world's largest open-air galleries. This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Art in the Parks program! Learn more

Movies in the Park

Pack a picnic for free movie nights at parks all across New York City!  View movie location and showtimes

Lap Swim

Stay cool while working out! We offer free lap swim hours in the early morning at after work at select pools. Sign up

Urban Park Rangers

Join our Rangers on fun adventures through the park, from hiking and birding to history tours and survival workshops. Learn more about Urban Park Ranger programs

Get Email Updates

Subscribe to NYC Parks newsletters for the latest information about our programs, events, and facilities. Subscribe to NYC Parks newsletters

Events Calendar

Visit our Events Calendar for a list of upcoming activities in parks across New York City.See all events

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