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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

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jun26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun26

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Jun26

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor in the Garden

at Maggies Magic GardenManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
In this workshop, you will learn the foundations of the use of watercolor paint – so grab a paintbrush and let your creative side shine! All supplies will be provided.
Free!

Jun26

Art Inspired By Constructivism

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists using various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.
Free!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Jun27

University Open Air

at The Rose Garden This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
A free series of classes taught by refugees and immigrants who were teachers, researchers, and academics in their home countries. Please note: Times vary.
Free!

Jun27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun27

NYPL: Toddler Story Time at El Catano

at El Catano Community GardenManhattan

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come to the garden for a morning of singing, dancing, and storytelling.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun27

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun27

Spelling Bee

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Contestants will have the chance to put their spelling knowledge to the test. Don't miss this fun, free spelling challenge!
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, June 28, 2019

Jun28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun28

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

Jun28

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Jun28

Art Inspired By Thierry Bishe

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various techniques.
Free!

Jun28

Evening Farm Experience

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the beautiful Urban Farm. Taste in-season produce, smell the flowers, and learn about the farm’s unique crops and mission.
Free!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jun29

Forest Park - Trail Work

at Metropolitan Ave & Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants as well as close trails in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Jun29

Book Giveaway for Young Readers

at Halsey, Ralph, & Howard Community GardenBrooklyn

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Halsey, Ralph, and Howard Community Garden will be hosting a book giveaway for young readers. Join the community in the garden to take part.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun29

University Open Air

at The Rose Garden This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
A free series of classes taught by refugees and immigrants who were teachers, researchers, and academics in their home countries. Please note: Times vary.
Free!

Jun29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun29

Learn to Ride

at Annadale PlaygroundQueens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring a bike and a helmet for this free, fun event for children ages five or older! Show your kids how to ride a two-wheeler. Exact location: Annadale Playground , Basketball Courts…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun29

Summer on the Hudson: Horticulture Tour of Riverside Park

at Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House at 107th Street (in Riverside Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Riverside Park Conservancy Zone Gardener to explore nature, learn about the park, and discuss special topics in urban horticulture. Wear comfortable shoes.
Free!

Jun29

Fragrant Garden Walk and Lavender Workshop

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Tour the Water’s Edge Garden and learn fun facts about the variety of fragrant and medicinal plants.
Free!

Jun29

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun29

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Jun29

Threads - A History of Linen From Field to Fabric

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please join us for a free lecture and learning activity on the history of linen. We will explore the making of flax into linen.
Free!

Jun29

Saturday Fun with Justin the Magician

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Books come alive with music, magic, and visits from your favorite characters. Arts and crafts to follow.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun29

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun29

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: My Other Self – Crafting Alter-Egos

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Inspired by the artist Yali Romagoza’s alter-ego “Cuquita the Cuban Doll,” participants transform into an alternate version of themselves using fabric, yarn, magazine clippings, and embellishments.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun29

Hull Street Garden Opening Celebration

at Hull Street Community GardenBrooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hey Brooklyn, come join us for our garden opening filled with activities for all ages. It's free and open to the public.
Free!

Jun29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun29

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Get lost in nature without ever leaving the city on this tour of the Ramble, a serene 36-acre 'wild garden' in the middle of Central Park.

Jun29

Science in the Bay

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Jun30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun30

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jun30

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun30

Science in the Woods with Alley Pond Environmental Center

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
During each program, we will go on a walk, do something kind for the forest, and make something creative.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun30

Public Art Unveiling + Performance : Hospicio Cabañas (Playable Stage for Thunder Hawk)

at 111th Street and 49th Avenue Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join us at the opening celebration of a public artwork by Karl Orozco, who has partnered with Mexican indigenous performance group Tonalxochitl Danza Mexica to celebrate histories of colonial resistance.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, July 1, 2019

Jul 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 1

Bryant Park: Language Classes

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.
Free!

Jul 1

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Get lost in nature without ever leaving the city on this tour of the Ramble, a serene 36-acre 'wild garden' in the middle of Central Park.

Must See
Event
Jul 1

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 1

First Monday Life Drawing at the Old Stone House

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring your tools and join us in drawing a professional life model every first Monday of the month.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Jul 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 2

Nature Nick's Animal Adventure

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Nature Nick, New York's favorite zoologist, for a fast-paced and originally scripted show featuring exotic wildlife from all corners of the world.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 2

Bryant Park: Knitting

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Jul 2

Kids Music or Family Sign Language

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 2

Chicken Care Part 2: Basic Chicken Healthcare

at Pleasant Village Community Garden This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
In this workshop, we will discuss healthcare basics and learn how to safely catch, hold, and inspect a chicken for health issues.
Free!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Jul 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 3

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 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.

Jul 3

Central Park Tour: Great Lawn Tree Walk

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore Central Park’s iconic Great Lawn, which was once a reservoir that served the City. Discover the history of the area and the flora that surrounds the famous pastoral landscape.

Jul 3

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Jul 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 4

Historic New York: The Little Red Lighthouse

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse".
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 4

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 5, 2019

Jul 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 5

After Independence Day Seed Starting

at River Park (in Bronx Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Participants will learn to start seeds for a wildflower corridor and community garden vegetables. Seeds, cell trays, and soil mix will be provided.
Free!

Jul 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 5

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Jul 5

Fort Tryon Kids: Firefly Pajama Party

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Urban Park Rangers for a fun night of crafts, games, stories, and firefly catching!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jul 6

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 6

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 6

First Weekend: Deserts & Tropics

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about plants in the garden that are native to other climates, including those in a tropical bed a display of cacti and succulents.

Best For
Kids
Jul 6

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Jul 6

Saturday Fun with Lou Gallo Singing Stories

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Books come alive with music, magic, and visits from your favorite characters. Arts and crafts to follow.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 6

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 6

Plover Day Festival

at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the beach? So do nesting shorebirds, including one of New York City's endangered species - the piping plover. At this family-friendly festival, enjoy educational activities and crafts.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 6

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Books as Architecture

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Through cutting holes and collaging with different materials, we’ll improvise to create new narratives between the city and the book.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 6

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Jul 6

Hands on History: Etch Your Own 'Scrimshaw' Art

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
See objects that tell stories about the people who made and used them. Then try your hand at “scrimshaw,” a popular etching artform among sailors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 6

Science in the Bay

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 6

Printmaking Workshop: Cacti & Succulents

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of block printing and create a linoleum cut to print patterns and designs onto paper and fabric.

Best For
Kids
Jul 6

Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation.

Must See
Event

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Jul 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 7

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

First Weekend: Deserts & Tropics

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about plants in the garden that are native to other climates, including those in a tropical bed a display of cacti and succulents, and other seasonal highlights.

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

The Explorer’s Club: Eastchester Bay Cleanup

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a beach cleanup of Eastchester Bay while learning about coastal ecology.
Free!

Jul 7

Manhattan Gardening Club: Midsummer Growth

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover gardening made easy. Whether you are a new gardener or an experienced one, we can help you learn how to grow and maintain your garden.
Free!

Jul 7

Finding Your Way

at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn basic land navigation skills, how to use a compass, and other navigation skills while walking through Silver Lake Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 7

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 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.

Jul 7

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallets Cove (in Socrates Sculpture Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing from Socrates’ beach at Hallets Cove.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

Succulent Garden Workshop

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bring home your own miniature desert environment. Choose from a variety of cacti and succulents to create an open-air succulent terrarium in a ceramic container and learn tips for succulent care.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Jul 8

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 8

Bryant Park: Language Classes

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.
Free!

Jul 8

Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation.

Must See
Event
Jul 8

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Jul 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul 9

Mad Science Presents: Big Top Science

at Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)Queens

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Come one, come all and behold: the science circus is about to begin!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

at Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Jul 9

Bryant Park: Knitting

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Jul 9

Kids Music or Family Sign Language

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Field Trip: Foodway at Concrete Plant Park

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Come along for a tour of NYC Park’s only Foodway, a series of public gardens at Concrete Plant Park with a variety of edible plants, including a nut grove, berry walk, medicinal plants, and vegetables.
Free!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jul10

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul10

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul10

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Get lost in nature without ever leaving the city on this tour of the Ramble, a serene 36-acre 'wild garden' in the middle of Central Park.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jul11

Pelham Bay Park - Forest Restoration

at Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Jul11

Willowbrook Park - Forest Restoration

at Archery Field Parking Lot (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Jul11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul11

Stories in the Shade

at Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us at Pelham Bay Park for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library Summer Reading Program.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul11

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jul12

Inwood Hill Park - Forest Restoration

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Jul12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul12

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Jul12

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

at 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!
Free!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Jul13

City of Water Day - Kaiser Park Beach Cleanup

at Entrance on Bayview Avenue, near W 31st Street (in Kaiser Park)Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help clean up the beach at Kaiser Park by removing debris from the coastline.
Free!

Jul13

City of Water Day - Ecology Park Forest Restoration

at Ecology ParkBrooklyn

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Jul13

Community Tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir

at Ridgewood ReservoirQueens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
Guides from NYCH2O will lead a history, engineering, and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks.
Free!

Jul13

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul13

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

Ceramic Stories

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us this Saturday for gardening and storytelling! Ceramics Stories is a free inclusive gardening and storytelling workshop for children of all abilities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Jul13

Saturday Fun

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Books come alive with music, magic, and visits from your favorite characters. Arts and crafts to follow.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Weaving for Creation and Repair

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Use the ancient art of weaving to create something new or repair something old. Make a beautiful new wall-hanging and/or bring worn-out clothes you’ll learn to repair.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly-restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation.

Must See
Event
Jul13

City of Water Day: Hunter's Point South Park Tour

at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Participants will engage with the waterfront by learning about the importance of resilient waterfront design in mitigating climate change effects and how parks can be an extremely effective tool in this effort.
Free!

Jul13

Summer on the Hudson: STEAM the Streets

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come STEAM the Streets with HYPOTHEkids. We're bringing science and engineering exploration to the park!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Free!

Jul13

Science in the Bay

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

Science in the Woods with the New York Hall of Science

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. There will be four stations of engineering-themed activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Jul14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul14

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul14

Family Nature Walk

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Best For
Kids
Jul14

Science in the Woods with Alley Pond Environmental Center

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
During each program, we will go on a walk, do something kind for the forest, and make something creative.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul14

Survival Skills: Primitive Tool Making Workshop

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world. Join the Rangers and learn how to make your own primitive tools. Program recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Jul14

Urban Farming Bike Tour

at Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come for a ride around the island and see a variety of ways produce can be grown in an urban environment.
Free!

Jul14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul14

Hidden History of Queens with Richard Panchyk

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Discover the fascinating "firsts," cool characters, and ramshackle ruins of our favorite borough. A book signing will follow this free program.
Free!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Jul15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul15

Bryant Park: Language Classes

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.
Free!

Jul15

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul15

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Jul16

Mad Science: The Summertime Rocket Show

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take to the skies with this introduction to rocketry, which explains how and why rockets fly.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul16

Bryant Park: Knitting

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Jul16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul16

Kids Music or Family Sign Language

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul16

HRPK's Community EcoPaddle

at Pier 84Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Hudson River Park and Manhattan Kayak Company at the Pier 84 Boathouse for an evening of kayaking and oyster research

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jul17

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul17

Mad Science Presents Big Top Science

at Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street (in Highland Park)Queens

6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Step into our three rings of fun as we present a series of chemistry and physics demos. When it comes to fun science we provide the greatest show on earth!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul17

Writers Workshop

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park's Writers Workshops are geared to sharpen, polish, and improve your skills as a writer.
Free!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jul18

Roots Workshop: 'Eating Locally – Key Factors in the Search for Local Food'

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

6:30 a.m.7:30 a.m.
We'll discuss the importance of buying local for your community as well as the global food system, considering how your dollar impacts your neighborhood and the environment as a whole.
Free!

Jul18

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 19, 2019

Jul19

Harlem - Street Tree Care

at 146th Street and Bradhurst Avenue (in Jackie Robinson Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.
Free!

Jul19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Jul20

Conference House Park - Forest Restoration

at Lenape Playground (in Conference House Park)Staten Island

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Jul20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Jul20

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Family Day will feature plenty of fun outdoor play spaces, tours of the historic farmhouse space, a fun paper oyster craft, and a guest workshop from the Billion Oyster Project.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Learn to Ride

at Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring a bike and a helmet for this free, fun event for children ages five or older! Show your kids how to ride a two-wheeler. Juniper Valley Park , Asphalt Field – Juniper Blvd North and & 80th Street First session 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Second session 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please register at:…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Jul20

Saturday Fun

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Books come alive with music, magic, and visits from your favorite characters. Arts and crafts to follow.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Whatever Floats Your Boat

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Create floatable sculptures and mini toy boats or rafts equipped with wind-up propellers, sails, and other methods for movement in the water.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul20

Science in the Bay

at Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Science in the Woods with the New York Hall of Science

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. There will be four stations of engineering-themed activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park)Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jul21

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Archery

at Willowbrook ParkStaten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Ages 8 and older. Participants are chosen via lottery. Registration opens on July 10.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul21

Science in the Woods with Alley Pond Environmental Center

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
During each program, we will go on a walk, do something kind for the forest, and make something creative.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, July 22, 2019

Jul22

Bryant Park: Language Classes

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.
Free!

Jul22

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Jul23

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Free!

Jul23

Bryant Park: Knitting

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Jul23

Kids Music or Family Sign Language

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Jul24

Writers Workshop

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park's Writers Workshops are geared to sharpen, polish, and improve your skills as a writer.
Free!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jul25

Mad Science Presents: Fire & Ice

at Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)Queens

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Join us for safe and scientific fun with fire and ice! Learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul25

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 26, 2019

Jul26

Field Trip: Chinese Scholar’s Garden at Snug Harbor

at Snug HarborStaten Island

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Take a tour of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden (NYCSG), one of two authentic classical outdoor Chinese gardens built in the United States.
Free!

Jul26

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Jul26

Evening Farm Experience

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the beautiful Urban Farm. Taste in-season produce, smell the flowers, and learn about the farm’s unique crops and mission.
Free!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Jul27

Summer on the Hudson: Horticulture Tour of Riverside Park

at Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House at 107th Street (in Riverside Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Riverside Park Conservancy Zone Gardener to explore nature, learn about the park, and discuss special topics in urban horticulture. Wear comfortable shoes.
Free!

Jul27

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Jul27

Saturday Fun

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Books come alive with music, magic, and visits from your favorite characters. Arts and crafts to follow.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Afro-Latinx Caribbean Carnival Masks

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Design wild and colorful carnival masks invoking supernatural creatures inspired by Afro-Latinx culture from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul27

Natures Workshop: Gardening 101

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover gardening made easy. Whether you are a new gardener or an experienced one, we can help you learn new things and grow your garden.
Free!

Jul27

Historic New York: The Little Red Lighthouse

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse".
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Jul28

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Living with Urban Coyotes

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This program will teach participants about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.
Free!

Jul28

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Science in the Woods with the New York Hall of Science

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. There will be four stations of engineering-themed activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, July 29, 2019

Jul29

Bryant Park: Language Classes

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.
Free!

Jul29

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Jul30

Bryant Park: Knitting

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Jul30

Kids Music or Family Sign Language

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jul31

NY Hall of Science Presents STEM LIVE

at Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street (in Highland Park)Queens

6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
NYSCI instructors will wow students with exciting experiments that demonstrate various science phenomena that engage audience members in STEM. Topics include electricity, air pressure, and chemical reactions.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul31

Writers Workshop

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park's Writers Workshops are geared to sharpen, polish, and improve your skills as a writer.
Free!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Aug 1

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson: All Abilities Dance Workshop

at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Aug 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor in the Garden

at Clifton Place Memorial Park & Garden (in )Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
In this workshop, you will learn the foundations of the use of watercolor paint – so grab a paintbrush and let your creative side shine! All supplies will be provided.
Free!

Aug 3

Floral Walk and Flower Crowns

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Tour the Water’s Edge Garden and learn about the beautiful and diverse plants on the Island. After the tour, learn to make a simple flower crown.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Aug 3

Saturday Fun

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Books come alive with music, magic, and visits from your favorite characters. Arts and crafts to follow.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Cosmic Cities

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM |… Saturday Sculpture Workshop:Cosmic Cities
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Aug 4

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Naturalist Walk

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
View the forest from the perspective of a naturalist as you walk with the Urban Park Rangers along the 1.4-mile nature trail named in honor of longtime Bronx resident and naturalist Cass Gallagher.
Free!

Aug 4

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallets Cove (in Socrates Sculpture Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In partnership with LIC Community Boathouse LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 5, 2019

Aug 5

Bryant Park: Language Classes

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.
Free!

Aug 5

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

First Monday Life Drawing at the Old Stone House

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring your tools and join us in drawing a professional life model every first Monday of the month.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Aug 6

Mad Science: Spin, Pop.....Boom!

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Are you ready for some fun science? "Spin, Pop, Boom" is all about awesome experiments!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Bryant Park: Knitting

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Aug 6

Kids Music or Family Sign Language

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Aug 7

Writers Workshop

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park's Writers Workshops are geared to sharpen, polish, and improve your skills as a writer.
Free!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Aug 8

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Summer on the Hudson: All Abilities Dance Workshop

at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Aug 9

Civil War Weekend at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us as living history organization, The Liberty Rifles, presents a two-day long immersive program highlighting the service of native Staten Islanders during the American Civil War!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aug10

Civil War Weekend at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us as living history organization, The Liberty Rifles, presents a two-day long immersive program highlighting the service of native Staten Islanders during the American Civil War!

Aug10

Great Hudson River Fish Count

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join naturalists along our waterfront as we strap on waders and pull nets to look for fish and other creatures that call the waters around Randall’s Island home.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug10

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Aug10

Saturday Fun

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Books come alive with music, magic, and visits from your favorite characters. Arts and crafts to follow.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Plastic Bag Couture

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Couture magic happens with everyday plastic bags by using a simple cut-and-fuse process to transform them into a large fashionable tote bag of your own design.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Aug11

Civil War Weekend at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us as living history organization, The Liberty Rifles, presents a two-day long immersive program highlighting the service of native Staten Islanders during the American Civil War!

Aug11

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 12, 2019

Aug12

Bryant Park: Language Classes

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.
Free!

Aug12

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Aug13

Bryant Park: Knitting

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Aug13

Kids Music or Family Sign Language

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Aug14

Writers Workshop

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park's Writers Workshops are geared to sharpen, polish, and improve your skills as a writer.
Free!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Aug15

Mad Science Presents: Spin, Pop... Boom

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Get ready to witness amazing feats of chemistry as we explore all sorts of spectacular reactions!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Summer on the Hudson: All Abilities Dance Workshop

at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Aug15

Roots Workshop: 'Home Grown – Community Self-Reliance and Growing Your Own Food'

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn the baby steps of growing your own food in an NYC environment.
Free!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aug17

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Aug17

Saturday Fun

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Books come alive with music, magic, and visits from your favorite characters. Arts and crafts to follow.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Underwater Urbanites

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn about the diversity of species in NYC’s waterways by creating a biodegradable underwater creature sculpture that will also be embedded with native or edible plant seeds.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Science in the Woods with the New York Hall of Science

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. There will be four stations of engineering-themed activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug18

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallets Cove (in Socrates Sculpture Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing from Socrates’ beach at Hallets Cove.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 19, 2019

Aug19

Bryant Park: Language Classes

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.
Free!

Aug19

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Aug20

Bryant Park: Knitting

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Aug20

Kids Music or Family Sign Language

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

HRPK's Community EcoPaddle

at Pier 84Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Hudson River Park and Manhattan Kayak Company at the Pier 84 Boathouse for an evening of kayaking and oyster research

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Aug21

Writers Workshop

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park's Writers Workshops are geared to sharpen, polish, and improve your skills as a writer.
Free!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Aug22

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Summer on the Hudson: All Abilities Dance Workshop

at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Aug23

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug24

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Aug24

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug24

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Zodiac Shadow Puppets

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019 | 12 – 3 PM |… Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Zodiac Shadow Puppets
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Aug25

Learn to Ride

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring a bike and a helmet for this free, fun event for children ages five or older! Show your kids how to ride a two-wheeler. Exact location: Tudor Park , Asphalt Softball Field…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 26, 2019

Aug26

Bryant Park: Language Classes

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.
Free!

Aug26

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Aug27

Bryant Park: Knitting

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

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
Free!

Aug27

Kids Music or Family Sign Language

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn American Sign Language through songs and play with other parents, educators, and/or children close to your child’s age.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Aug28

Writers Workshop

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park's Writers Workshops are geared to sharpen, polish, and improve your skills as a writer.
Free!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Aug29

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug29

Summer on the Hudson: All Abilities Dance Workshop

at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Aug31

Summer on the Hudson: Horticulture Tour of Riverside Park

at Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House at 107th Street (in Riverside Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Riverside Park Conservancy Zone Gardener to explore nature, learn about the park, and discuss special topics in urban horticulture. Wear comfortable shoes.
Free!

Aug31

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug31

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one, from a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden.

Aug31

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug31

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Inflating Colors

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Design and craft your own colorful inflatables using plastic sheets and tape, then inflate your creations for an interactive movement performance.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sep 1

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallets Cove (in Socrates Sculpture Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing from Socrates’ beach at Hallets Cove.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sep 2

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 2

First Monday Life Drawing at the Old Stone House

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring your tools and join us in drawing a professional life model every first Monday of the month.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sep 5

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 5

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sep 6

Coffee & Crosswords Workshop

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

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get tips and advice for solving crosswords from our puzzle experts.
Free!

Sep 6

Evening Farm Experience

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the beautiful Urban Farm. Taste in-season produce, smell the flowers, and learn about the farm’s unique crops and mission.
Free!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sep 7

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 7

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 7

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Andean Culture and Crafting

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Engage with pre-Hispanic Andean culture (specifically from Inca and Chavin civilizations) through crafting.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sep 8

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sep 9

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sep12

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep12

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sep13

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

at 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!
Free!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sep14

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep14

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep14

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Playground Design

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Isamu Noguchi designed playgrounds that are also works of art. Join Noguchi Museum educators to explore how a playground can be a sculpture, and then design your own.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep14

Writers Workshop for Teens

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
?Learn how to craft a college essay in this free workshop for teens.
Free!

Sep14

Monarch Celebration

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us during what should be the height of monarch butterfly migration in our area. We’ll explore our gardens and natural areas in search of these charismatic creatures.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer with tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep15

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sep16

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sep18

Wondrous Water

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
On World Water Monitoring Day, we’ll address the importance of protecting our local water bodies and showcase how Randall's Island Park Alliance's staff track the water’s health!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sep19

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep19

Hudson RiverKids

at Hudson River Park's Pier 62Manhattan This is an Accessible location, Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances all made with kids especially in mind. Come join the fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep19

Roots Workshops: 'Choices Beyond Food'

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn practical and innovative ways you can take sustainability to the next level in your own community and beyond.
Free!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sep21

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep21

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep21

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sep22

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sep26

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sep27

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

Summer on the Hudson: Horticulture Tour of Riverside Park

at Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House at 107th Street (in Riverside Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join a Riverside Park Conservancy Zone Gardener to explore nature, learn about the park, and discuss special topics in urban horticulture. Wear comfortable shoes.
Free!

Sep28

Get Hooked Fishing Festival

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep28

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep28

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sep29

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep29

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Oct 5

Meadow Walk: Sensational Seeds

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Tour the Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow and learn about the beautiful native fall blooms and their diverse seeds and seed pods, from milkweed to coneflower.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Summer on the Hudson: 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 readings of the eponymous children's book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 5

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 5

Hands on History: Design Your Own 19th Century Jewelry

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Happy 250th Birthday, Mary Alsop King! In honor of the lady of King Manor, come learn about 19th-century jewelry and styles Mary wore in her portrait. Then make your own 19th-century inspired jewelry.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct 6

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oct12

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct12

400 Years of Inequality: A People’s Observance

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
We invite the community to gather with us to nationally acknowledge and reflect upon the 400 years since Africans were first brought to Jamestown to be sold into bondage.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct12

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct12

Fall Walks

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Walk with us through our gardens, woodland trail, and wetlands to see the colorful changes happening on the Island.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oct13

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Oct19

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct19

Urban Farm Exploration Days

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct19

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct19

Fall Walks

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Walk with us through our gardens, woodland trail, and wetlands to see the colorful changes happening on the Island.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 25, 2019

Oct25

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oct26

Summer on the Hudson: Monuments Tour of Riverside Park

at W 72nd Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The New York Historical Society and Summer on the Hudson partner for a monuments tour of Riverside Park, an Olmsted gem and one of New York City’s Scenic Landmarks.
Free!

Oct26

Roots Saturdays

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Nov 2

Mycological Society Walk

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us as we partner with the New York Mycological Society to hunt for fungi in all its many forms.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 2

Summer on the Hudson: Monuments Tour of Riverside Park

at General Grant National Memorial (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The New York Historical Society and Summer on the Hudson partner for a monuments tour of Riverside Park, an Olmsted gem and one of New York City’s Scenic Landmarks.
Free!

Nov 2

Hands on History: Paint Your Own Miniature Portrait

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about the art of miniature painting around the world—from the United States to France to India—and then make your own to take home!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Nov16

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dec 7

Hands on History: Make Your Own Scented Pomander!

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make your own pomander at King Manor, then visit the rest of the museum and enjoy our holiday decor!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Dec21

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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