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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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 611–620 out of 673 events
from July 24, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Best for Kids (x) category

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sep 22

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Category: Accessible, Education, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep 23

Baby & Me: Engaging Baby's Imagination

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join the activities that engage your baby's imagination: stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and more.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

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
Sep 23

Bryant Park Juggling

at Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Seasonal Arts & Crafts: Fork Painting Flower Power

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids and parents will create painted flowers using forks.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 23

Sports Unlimited

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Girls and boys ages 6-17 are invited to join our experienced staff for organized play in Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, dodgeball, flag football and handball!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Rolf Stand (as H.C. Andersen) will share the story "The Ugly Duckling's Birthday Party", Laura Simms will share the Norwegian story "The Heart of the Giant", and Peter Stevenson will share the Welsh story "Duck Fairytale".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 24

Get Hooked: Children's Wildlife Education

at Southern waterfront just across the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 24

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 24

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led ticketed tours, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!
Category: Education, Concerts, Festivals, History, Best for Kids, Markets, Tours, Free Summer Concerts, Food, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Best For
Kids

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