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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 251–260 out of 373 events
from June 30, 2016 to November 22, 2016
in Education (x) category

Friday, August 19, 2016

Aug 19

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Aug 19

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances Series - Art of Stepping

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you dance styles.
Category: Accessible, Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug 20

"Welcome!" program

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.
Category: Accessible, Education, Tours
Free!

Aug 20

GreenThumb Workshop: A-Frame Sandwich Board Garden Sign Demo

at Melrose New Generation Community Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this workshop, you will learn how to build a welcoming A-frame/sandwich bulletin board to invite neighbors into your community garden.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education
Free!

Aug 20

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
Aug 20

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day! While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout

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

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This series of workshops cover elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat.
Category: Education, Festivals, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Aug 21

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Category: Education, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

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Event
Aug 21

Living with White-tailed Deer

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come learn more about local white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers!
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

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