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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. 


Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Whether you're looking to get in shape or spend more time with your loved ones, check out these steps you can take toward achieving 2017's big goals. Check out our New Year's Resolutions Guide

What’s Happening By Date

January 20

Disco Get Down

January 21

National Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 21

Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Bash

January 28

Winter Jam

February 18

Cold Feat 10K Trail Race

February 18

Great Backyard Count

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McCarren Park Tennis Courts

The tennis courts at McCarren Park will re-open on Sunday, January 8, 2017. New Yorkers and their guests can now enjoy playing tennis year-round in the park! Learn more about the McCarren Park Tennis Center

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

Shape Up NYC Fitness Parties

Jump start your New Year's Resolution to get in shape while having fun! Join us at one of our free fitness parties across the city. Find a Shape Up NYC fitness party near you

Winter Jam

January 28, 2017Join us in Central Park for our annual winter sports festival! Learn more about Winter Jam

Parks Without Borders Discussion Series

January 18, 2017Join us as we discuss the future of public space at the Parks Without Borders Discussion Series. Watch live at 6:00 p.m. on January 18

Arsenal Gallery Exhibit

Check out our Rhythmic Art of Thread exhibit, showcasing works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. More info


Sign up for our TechOpps program and get your photo, video, and multimedia skills certified! This six- to eight-week course is offered to ages 16 and older. Register here

Shape Up NYC

Too cold to work out outside? Find free indoor fitness classes, from Zumba to yoga.  View the Shape Up NYC fitness classes schedule

Ice Skating

'Tis the season for ice skating in the park! Grab some skates and hit the ice. Find an ice skating rink near you

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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