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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 111–120 out of 466 events
from June 23, 2017 to December 10, 2017
in Best for Kids (x) category

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Jul 2

Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Jul 2

Tending to a Growing Garden

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water the plants.
Category: Best for Kids, Volunteer
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 2

Making Magic with Ethan at Fantasy Forest

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd.
Category: Dance, Games, Best for Kids, Fourth of July
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Jul 4

Tiny Tots Stories and Art

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Independence Day in Prospect Park

at Children's Corner (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance this Independence Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House, and the 1912 Carousel.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids, Fourth of July
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park), Queens

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Come see Captain Faust's slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.
Category: Education, Dance, Games, Best for Kids, Fourth of July
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Omar’s Fourth of July Block Party at Fantasy Forest

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
At this party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows.
Category: Dance, Games, Best for Kids, Fourth of July
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park), Queens

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Come see Captain Faust's slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.
Category: Education, Dance, Games, Best for Kids, Fourth of July
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Basketball Clinic

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 4

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks

at East River Esplanade, Manhattan

9:25 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The 41st annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Show returns to the East River this year.
Category: Best for Kids, Fourth of July
Free!

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