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Education

New York City's parks are a natural classroom. Enjoy this opportunity to learn through free and hands-on lectures on nature, history, gardening, and much more.

Education Events

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jul 28

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Jul 28

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 28

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.
Free!

Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Senior Movement

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.
Free!

Jul 28

Brewing Magical Compost Tea Workshop

at Lower East Side Ecology Center (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center to learn more about amazing Compost Tea garden allies and how to brew them and apply it towards your own garden.
Free!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jul 29

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Jul 29

Greenbelt Native Plant Center Field Trip

at Greenbelt Native Plant Center , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb on a field trip for a tour of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center, NYC Park’s 13-acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank complex on Staten Island.
Free!

Jul 29

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Jul 29

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.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.
Free!

Jul 30

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Jul 30

"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.
Free!

Jul 30

Wellness Workshop: Summer Remedies

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Tour Wave Hill’s Herb Garden with herbalist Tina Triburgo, then create your own plant-infused products and remedies for summer.

Jul 30

Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Adults

at Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Free!

Jul 30

Bike New York: Bicycling Basics

at East River Bikeway at the Sixth Street Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This three-hour, on-bike class is for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills.
Free!

Jul 30

Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Kids

at Bradhurst Avenue at 152nd Street (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Free!

Jul 30

GreenThumb Workshop: Designing a Children’s Garden

at Keap Fourth Community Garden , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come to Keap Fourth Community Garden and learn about great crops and structures that you can design for a thriving children’s garden.
Free!

Jul 30

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 30

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 30

Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Adults

at Gershwin School (in Linden Park) , Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Free!

Jul 30

Continental Knit

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Free!

Jul 30

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Jul 30

National Moth Week Lecture and Light Trapping

at Pleasant Village Community Garden (in ) , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Learn about moths and butterflies and why they are important to our environment.
Free!

Jul 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us to explore the evening sky at Pelham Bay P…
Free!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jul 31

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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 31

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Come learn about an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat—the urban coyote.
Free!

Jul 31

Checkmate 101

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

Bike New York: Bike Path Cruise Ride

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bike Path Cruise Rides are a partnership between Bike New York and Five Boro Bicycle Club (5BBC) to give novice adult cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their skills.
Free!

Jul 31

Bike New York: Learn to Ride: Adults

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Free!

Jul 31

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Billy B, the Science and Dance Man

at The Great Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
What is biodiversity? How is it fostered within Central Park? Learn this and more through song, dance, audience participation, and a changing backdrop.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

Historic New York: Fort Totten

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Come learn about Fort Totten, a historic former army base in Northeast Queens that is now a public park with spectacular views and majestic buildings.
Free!

Jul 31

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Screening of The Girls in the Band

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day.
Free!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Aug 1

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Beginner Foreign Language Class

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

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
Free!

Aug 1

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 1

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Aug 2

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Summer Reading Storytime

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

New York Road Runners : Walk, Jog, Run

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to properly walk, jog, or run with an instructor from New York Road Runners.
Free!

Aug 2

Bryant Park Knits

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Aug 2

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This class will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!
Free!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Aug 3

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 3

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 3

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Aug 3

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 3

Park Spotlight: Family Tree Walk

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join Environmental Educator Christina Tobitsch on a tree walk fit for the entire family.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Aug 4

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.
Free!

Aug 4

Composting by Candlelight Workshop

at Umbrella House Green Roof , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn how to reduce your waste footprint, embrace your love of worms, and maybe meet someone to help you build the compost bin of your dreams on the green roof!
Free!

Aug 4

Short Story 1.0 Writers Workshop

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers' workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect your writing.
Free!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Aug 5

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Aug 5

Garden Camp for Kids

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Gardener Karen will lead a fun-filled schedule of planting, exploring, observing, and creating around the historic grounds of the mansion.

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 5

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.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Aug 6

"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.
Free!

Aug 6

Bike New York: Learn to Ride Adults

at Bradhurst Avenue at 152nd Street (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Free!

Aug 6

Bike New York: Bike Path Cruise Ride

at East River Bikeway at the Sixth Street Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bike Path Cruise Rides are a partnership between Bike New York and Five Boro Bicycle Club (5BBC) to give novice adult cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their skills.
Free!

Aug 6

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Seasonal Ferments Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
In this workshop, we’ll explore and craft sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream.

Aug 6

Continental Knit

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Free!

Aug 6

Hot Compost Hands-On Workshop

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop presented by NYC Compost Project and the Queens Botanical Garden.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug 7

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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 7

Checkmate 101

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Bike New York: Street Skills Ride

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve…
Free!

Aug 7

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Aug 7

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Leaf Arrow

at The Great Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Through contemporary and historical storytelling, songs, and traditional dance, learn about the special relationship the Native American people have with the Earth.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in learning about coyotes, an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat.
Free!

Aug 7

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 8, 2016

Aug 8

Beginner Foreign Language Class

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

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
Free!

Aug 8

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 8

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Aug 9

Art Workshop Series: Watercolors from the Garden

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Experiment with abundant colors, textures, and forms as you paint magnified watercolor portraits of your favorite blooms.

Aug 9

Summer Reading Storytime

at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Paint It Up: Still-Life Watercolor

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Participants will create a watercolor still life to take home.
Free!

Aug 9

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Aug 9

New York Road Runners : Walk, Jog, Run

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to properly walk, jog, or run with an instructor from New York Road Runners.
Free!

Aug 9

Bryant Park Knits

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Aug 9

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This class will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!
Free!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Aug 10

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 10

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 10

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Free!

Aug 10

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Painting on the Rooftop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You'll get to take home your painting!
Free!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Aug 11

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 11

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 11

City Chicken Institute: Auto-Watering Systems

at Imani Community Garden , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about several options for providing your chickens with fresh water year round and some simple ways to reduce your chores.
Free!

Aug 11

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 11

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.
Free!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Aug 12

Taiwan: A World of Orchids

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend of live music.

Aug 12

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 12

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.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Aug 13

A Day in the Life of the Bronx River

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx , 180th Street and Boston Road (in Bronx Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Our Citizen Science Stewards will participate in different studies throughout the watershed, culminating with a data exchange information about how to get involved with CS.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

"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.
Free!

Aug 13

Taiwan: A World of Orchids

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend of live music.

Aug 13

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Poor Richard's Playground , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

GreenThumb Workshop: Power of Herbs

at Sparrow's Nest Community Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Let us explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more.
Free!

Aug 13

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Aug 13

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Kids Cooking Workshop

at 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden (in ) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Cook up a seasonal summer dish with vegetables from our local farmers' market and fresh herbs from the 6&B's herb garden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Family Affair

at Target Bronx Community Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bronx Museum educators will be in Target Bronx Community Garden leading activities centered around gardening, art, and our neighborhood.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Continental Knit

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Free!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Aug 14

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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 14

Taiwan: A World of Orchids

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend of live music.

Aug 14

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 14

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 14

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Aug 15

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp: Session Two

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games.

Best For
Kids
Aug 15

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Aug 15

Beginner Foreign Language Class

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

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
Free!

Aug 15

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Aug 16

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp: Session Two

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games.

Best For
Kids
Aug 16

New York Road Runners : Walk, Jog, Run

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to properly walk, jog, or run with an instructor from New York Road Runners.
Free!

Aug 16

Bryant Park Knits

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Aug 16

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 16

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This class will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!
Free!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Aug 17

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 17

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp: Session Two

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games.

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 17

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 17

GreenThumb Workshop: Power of Herbs

at Surfside Community Garden , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Let us explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more.
Free!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aug 18

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp: Session Two

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games.

Best For
Kids
Aug 18

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 18

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Aug 18

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 18

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 18

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.
Free!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Aug 19

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp: Session Two

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games.

Best For
Kids
Aug 19

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Aug 19

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

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.

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.
Free!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug 20

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

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.
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.
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.
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,…
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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Continental Knit

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Free!

Aug 20

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

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.
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.
Free!

Must See
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!
Free!

Aug 21

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 22, 2016

Aug 22

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Aug 22

Beginner Foreign Language Class

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

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
Free!

Aug 22

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aug 23

Paint It Up: Still-Life Watercolor

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Participants will create a watercolor still life to take home.
Free!

Aug 23

New York Road Runners : Walk, Jog, Run

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to properly walk, jog, or run with an instructor from New York Road Runners.
Free!

Aug 23

Bryant Park Knits

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Aug 23

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 23

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This class will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!
Free!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aug 24

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 24

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 24

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 24

GreenThumb Workshop: Sharing Our Food Traditions Series: Crispy Rosemary Flatbread

at La Plaza Cultural (in ) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join La Plaza Cultural-Armando Perez community garden members as they demonstrate how to make rosemary flatbread on a grill, using herbs from your garden.
Free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.
Free!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Free!

Aug 26

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Aug 26

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.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug 27

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.
Free!

Aug 27

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Aug 27

"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.
Free!

Aug 27

Family Activity Day: Make Colonial Toys

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy colonial games in the park and make toys children enjoyed 250 years ago, such as a whirligig.

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

GreenThumb Workshop: Seed Saving

at Maggies Magic Garden , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
As we approach the end of the growing season, learn how to save seeds in preparation for next year.
Free!

Aug 27

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

Continental Knit

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Free!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28

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.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 28

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Aug 28

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 28

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 29, 2016

Aug 29

Beginner Foreign Language Class

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

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
Free!

Aug 29

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aug 30

Bryant Park Knits

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Aug 30

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Aug 31

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Free!

Aug 31

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Aug 31

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Sep 3

"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.
Free!

Sep 3

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

Continental Knit

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Free!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sep 6

Paint It Up: Still-Life Watercolor

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Participants will create a watercolor still life to take home.
Free!

Sep 6

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sep 7

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sep 8

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Riverside Park Skate Clinic

at Skate Park at 108th Street (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Riverside Park Skate Clinic features three days of skateboarding instruction with Summer on the Hudson and instructor John Fudala.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Sep 10

"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.
Free!

Sep 10

Riverside Park Skate Clinic

at Skate Park at 108th Street (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The clinics are designed for beginner and intermediate skateboarders ages 5-13 to teach strong skill foundation .
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 10

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 10

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 10

Ranger's Choice: Archery

at Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery.Recommended for ages 8 and up. Participants are chosen via lottery.
Free!

Sep 10

Continental Knit

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Free!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sep 11

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sep 13

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sep 14

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sep 15

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 15

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Sep 17

"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.
Free!

Sep 17

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Bloomingdale Playground , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 17

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 17

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 17

Continental Knit

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Free!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sep 18

32nd Annual Medieval Festival

at Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

11:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 18

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sep 20

Paint It Up: Still-Life Watercolor

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Participants will create a watercolor still life to take home.
Free!

Sep 20

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sep 21

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sep 22

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
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.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Sep 24

"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.
Free!

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
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.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 24

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 24

Continental Knit

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the Continental style of knitting. Learn how to hold your needles for Continental style, how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Free!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sep 25

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 about white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Sep 25

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sep 28

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Free!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sep 29

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 29

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Oct 1

"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.
Free!

Oct 1

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Oct 4

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oct 6

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Oct 8

"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.
Free!

Oct 8

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Tompkins Square Park , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 8

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Oct 9

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oct 10

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Oct 11

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oct 13

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Oct 15

"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.
Free!

Oct 15

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct 16

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oct 18

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Oct 20

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oct 22

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Oct 22

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct 23

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Oct 25

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Oct 27

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Oct 29

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Oct 30

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Nov 1

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nov 3

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Nov 5

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Nov 5

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nov 6

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Nov 8

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nov 10

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nov 12

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Nov 12

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nov 13

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nov 15

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nov 17

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nov 19

Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market

at Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.
Free!

Nov 19

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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nov 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!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Nov 22

Ed Center Open Hours

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

3:00 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 more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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