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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 11–20 out of 115 events
from August 23, 2016 to December 31, 2016
in Art (x) category

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug25

Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, the park presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically.
Category: Accessible, Art, Waterfront
Free!

Aug25

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

at Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Theater, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Aug25

Public Art Opening of inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd

at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of "inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd", which presents four site-specific installations in four Historic Harlem parks.
Category: Art, Talks
Free!

Aug25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Square Dancing!

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The folks at City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do!
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Talks, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug26

Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 2016 summer season with an exhibition of contemporary photography that highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.
Category: Art
Free!

Aug26

Faces of Cuba Exhibition

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The artist and group visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Music and art were everywhere and the crumbling Spanish architecture made for some interesting images
Category: Art
Free!

Aug26

Youth Tech Workshop: Game Design - Parks Scavenger Hunt

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Students create a 2D scavenger hunt to explore the history of NYC Parks historic landmarks and monuments.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, the park presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically.
Category: Accessible, Art, Waterfront
Free!

Aug26

Kids Express

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Kids will engage in activities that encourages self expression through process-oriented art—allowing for individual expression.
Category: Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Arts, Culture & Fun; The Dark Crystal

at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Category: Accessible, Art, Festivals, Film, Free Summer Movies, Seniors
Free!

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