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Education

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

Education Events

Friday, July 20, 2018

Jul20

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Jul20

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.

Jul20

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Jul20

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert

at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Experience the thunderous rhythms of ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Free!

Jul20

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul21

Edenwald Street Tree Care

at Baychester Avenue and Schieffelin Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event in Edenwald, Bronx! Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees!
Free!

Jul21

Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.
Free!

Jul21

Family Art Project: Spray a Garden

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Add the colors of summer to a garden painting made without brushes, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Early Math Program

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

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!

Must See
Event
Jul21

Solar Energy Family Workshop

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This activity teaches children how to harness the light of the sun to power everyday object. They will transform a recycled soda can into a solar rover.

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Jul21

Survival Series: Navigation and Signaling

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situtation, a sruvival program is perfect for you. Recommended for age 8 years and older.
Free!

Jul21

Animal of the Month Club: Northern Harrier

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Norhtern Harrier is considered one of the most agile and acrobatic raptor in North America. Join the Urban Park Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for the Northern Harrier.
Free!

Jul21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul21

ArchforKids Workshop

at Second Floor of the Muhlenberg LibraryManhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join ArchforKids to build and learn! Come to the Muhlenberg Library to help them create the best projects. Then see your designs in action during the High Line's monthly family festival!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

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.

Jul21

Healthy Summer Party

at Harlem Grown 134th Street FarmManhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy wellness activities like yoga, fitness workouts, nutritious food demonstrations, and healthy snacks at our 134th Street farm!
Free!

Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Rediscover Snug Harbor on the Art and Architecture Tour! Hear the fascinating stories behind the architecture that put the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor on the map.

Jul21

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Body in Between – Body Casting with Liene Bosquê

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will investigate the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of a living human body.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.

Jul21

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Farm & Compost Tour

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover what’s behind the scenes at QBG Farm & Compost!

Must See
Event
Jul21

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!

Jul21

Living with Urban Wildlife

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers to learn about our interesting neighbors, such as birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, snakes, and many more.
Free!

Jul21

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Little Cooks: Tutti Frutti Sushi

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Ever want to learn how to make sushi like professional? Come take our sushi class, but learn with fruit instead of fish!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Fort Tryon Kids: Nature in Disguise

at 190th Street Subway Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come join us as we meet and touch live animals, and learn about what makes them unique.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Snug Harbor Horticulture Tour

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Rediscover Snug Harbor on our summer horticulture tours! Snug Harbor's stunning and unique gardens lend beauty to every season.

Jul21

Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout

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

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Covering the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat in this acting training session.
Free!

Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Saturday Night Alive! Nocturnal Nature Hike

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Experience the lake like never before with evening adventures featuring fish, bats, nocturnal creatures, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jul22

Introduction to Permaculture Design

at Genesis Community GardenBronx

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
In this introduction we will explain what defines permaculture designs basics, including its ethics based philosophies and principles.
Free!

Jul22

Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Prior canoe experience preferred; for ages 8 and older. Registration is required.
Free!

Jul22

Family Art Project: Spray a Garden

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Add the colors of summer to a garden painting, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden.

Best For
Kids
Jul22

E-Waste Recycling Event

at Queens Botanical Garden Parking GardenQueens

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets! In partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.
Free!

Jul22

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Ranger's Choice: Archery

at Willowbrook ParkStaten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Participatns are chosen via lottery. Registratioin required.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.

Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Toddler Tales You’re My Little Bunny

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Encourage your child’s love of reading by sharing a nature-related story. Create a nature craft, meet some of APEC’s animals, and enjoy a nature walk.

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Jul22

Bokashi Workshop

at Smiling Hogshead RanchQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bokashi composting, which is processed in a closed container enabling you to put meat and dairy in with the vege and fruit scraps, is a faster, less stinky, clean way of composting.
Free!

Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Free Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong

at Lewis H Latimer HouseQueens This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), artist Cecile Chong will lead a free public art-making workshop to celebrate participants' own cultural identities. All ages and…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, July 23, 2018

Jul23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Jul23

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Jul23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Jul23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul23

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.

Jul23

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Jul23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Jul23

Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park

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

7:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio. You’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.
Free!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jul24

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Jul24

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Jul24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul24

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 & Learn Compost Work Days with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor will make you a pro.
Free!

Jul24

Bryant Park Knitting Class

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!

Jul24

Bronx Park Connections

at Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community CollegeBronx

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Are you a park volunteer or supporter in the Bronx? Come to this workshop to meet other community members caring for local parks, and hear about the amazing work park groups are doing…
Free!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jul25

Early Math Program

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul25

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Jul25

American Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Jul25

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul25

Deeper Diving Guided Tour of Van Cortlandt House Museum

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This summer enjoy a deeper dive into the rich history of Van Cortlandt House, it's residents, and the notable people who have come through it's doors.

Jul25

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Jul25

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.
Free!

Jul25

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids
Jul25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance

at South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more!
Free!

Jul25

Athens in Manhattan: The Role of Greek Revival Architecture in Early New York City

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a walking tour focused on Greek Revival architecture in the neighborhood of the 1832 Merchant’s House Museum, itself an example of this powerfully symbolic style.

Jul25

Inwood as Muse: An Artist Walk at Inwood Hill Park

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and Artist Mathew Jensen on an evening walk through Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Jul25

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Jul26

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location, South Plaza (in Union Square Park)Manhattan, West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Jul26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.

Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Henna and Hops

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Henna Darling to explore the botanical and cultural importance of henna: see the henna plant, learn to prepare henna paste, and practice this unique art form.

Jul26

Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities.
Free!

Jul26

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air.
Free!

Jul26

Barefoot Dancing

at Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Barefoot Dancing brings authentic forms of ethnic dance and music to the public. While demonstrating and teaching the art forms, the artists explain the historical and cultural roots of each style of dance.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul26

Bryant Park Writers: Memoir Writing

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Hone your writing skills with us al fresco in our Reading Room. We bring the instructors, you bring the desire to learn about fiction writing, non-fiction writing, and more. All free!
Free!

Jul26

Marvelous Moths Walk and Talk

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
In recognition of National Moth Week, join environmental educator and moth enthusiast Pam Golben for a special, twilight, mothing adventure.

Jul26

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Friday, July 27, 2018

Jul27

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Jul27

EarthCapades presents: "Planetary Circus"

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

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Funny and talented father-son duo present amazing feats of balance and juggling with a fun message about caring for Planet Earth.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.

Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Imagination Day (Ages 5 and Younger)

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

12:15 p.m.1:45 p.m.
On Imagination Day, babies and toddlers can pretend to be whoever they want to be.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

The Buzz about Bees

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
A local beekeeper from Beezy Bees Honey will share information about local hives, show a demonstration hive and beekeeping equipment, and teach about different types of pollinators.
Free!

Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

EarthCapades Presents 'Planetary Circus'

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

1:30 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Funny and talented father-son duo present amazing feats of balance and juggling with a fun message about caring for Planet Earth.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul27

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited.

Must See
Event
Jul27

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul28

Woodstock Street Tree Care

at E. 156th Street and Tinton AvenueBronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees, and learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul28

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions.

Must See
Event
Jul28

Family Art Project: Cool-off Colors Collage

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The colors of teal, cobalt, cerulean, and cornflower blue make for cool, summer collages.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Early Math Program

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Jul28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul28

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.
Free!

Jul28

Bike Bonanza

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us for bike lessons and a helmet distribution where anyone can get fitted for a free helmet!
Free!

Jul28

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The History and Mysteries Tour through Snug Harbor’s 83-acre site reveals the history of our 19th-century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Geological Pets with Aiysha Mayfield

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us as we explore the Park’s geological topography and transform rock samples into awesome Pet Rocks.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.

Jul28

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Solar Astronomy

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With special filtered telescopes you can observe the sun safely without hurting your eyes. See for yourself what the sun's surface and atmosphere look like--93 million miles away.
Free!

Jul28

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Jul28

Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Tour

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Rediscover Snug Harbor on one of our summer tours! Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm is a better-than-organic 2.5 acre sustainable urban farm, now in its seventh growing season

Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Children's Gardening Workshop: Amazing Plants of the Garden

at North Pacific PlaygroundBrooklyn

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Friends of North Pacific Playground and Garden invite you to join us for FREE Children's gardening workshops...
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Saturday Night Alive! Spicebush Swallowtail Larvae Stakeout

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience the lake like never before with evening adventures featuring fish, bats, nocturnal creatures, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Moth Night

at Pleasant Village Community Garden (in )Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
There will be a talk on moths and their life cycles, food, and habitat, and then a bit about the declining monarch butterflies by David Yakim of the Metropolitan Monarch Alliance.
Free!

Jul28

Astronomy

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. All equipment is provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Jul29

Introduction to Permaculture Design

at Genesis Community GardenBronx

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
In this introduction we will explain what defines permaculture designs basics, including its ethics based philosophies and principles.
Free!

Jul29

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions.

Must See
Event
Jul29

Family Art Project: Cool-off Colors Collage

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The colors of teal, cobalt, cerulean, and cornflower blue make for cool, summer collages.

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Jul29

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Living with Urban Coyotes

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will present information about urban coyotes and share tips of coexisting with coyotes.
Free!

Jul29

Historic New York: The High Bridge

at 165th Street and Edgecombe Avenue

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York Citry's oldest standing bridge actually brought water to Manhattan.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul29

Animal of the Month: Northern Harrier

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this acrobatic raptor, the Norther Harrier.
Free!

Jul29

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.

Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays

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 and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, July 30, 2018

Jul30

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Jul30

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Jul30

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Jul30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul30

Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This exhibition explores changes in 19th century wedding customs. Highlights: two wedding dresses from the collection.

Jul30

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Jul30

Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park

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

7:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio. You’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.
Free!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jul31

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Jul31

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Jul31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Jul31

Bryant Park Knitting Class

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!

Jul31

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug 1

Early Math Program

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug 1

American Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Aug 1

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Aug 1

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Aug 2

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location, South Plaza (in Union Square Park)Manhattan, West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Summer on the Hudson: Super Soccer Stars

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Children 5 years old and younger learn soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment to build self-confidence and to develop teamwork.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug 2

Stories in the Garden

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories.

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

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!

Aug 2

Barefoot Dancing

at Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Barefoot Dancing brings authentic forms of ethnic dance and music to the public. While demonstrating and teaching the art forms, the artists explain the historical and cultural roots of each style of dance.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Friday, August 3, 2018

Aug 3

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Aug 4

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Family Art Project: On Storytelling and the Land

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this exhibit, activist and exhibiting artist Alicia Grullon will pose the question, “What connects us to the land?”
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Early Math Program

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Aug 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug 4

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 4

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Rediscover Snug Harbor on the Art and Architecture Tour! Hear the fascinating stories behind the architecture that put the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor on the map.

Aug 4

Ranger's Choice: Archery

at Willowbrook ParkStaten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Participants are chosen via lottery. Registration opens on July 25.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 4

An In-Depth Look at Art Deco on the Upper Grand Concourse - Walking Tour

at East Fordham Road and the Grand ConcourseBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Today, the Grand Concourse, along with several other Bronx communities around it, holds one of the highest percentages of Art Deco buildings in the nation.

Aug 4

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Enveloping the Invaluable with Joy Scanlon

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Using fabric strips, paper mache, popsicle sticks, wire, and string, participants combine symbols, words, and sculptural elements to build a nest-like assemblage for their treasure.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Herbal Medicine Workshop and Demonstration with Karen Rose

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
In this hands-on medicine making class we will focus on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies.
Free!

Aug 4

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Hands On History: Games Day

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Try your hand at toys children would have played with over 200 years ago and enjoy fun and games on the King Manor grounds.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Think Tank: Hidden Gems

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Ever wondered what makes a ruby red or a diamond crystal clear? Come experiment with minerals from glittering gemstones to shining metals.

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Watercolor Workshop: On the Farm

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao.

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Aug 4

Astronomy

at Owl's Head ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. All equipment is provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour

at Fort Washington ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join us as we explore this unique landmark at night. Space is limited and participants are chosen via lottery. Register on Wednesday, July 25.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Aug 5

Family Art Project: On Storytelling and the Land

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Activist and exhibiting artist Alicia Grullon poses the question “What connects us to the land?”
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Animal of the Month Club: Frogs

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Frogs are often found in NYC Parks and play an important role in ecological diversity. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we search for these amphibians and learn why they are unique.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Shark Files

at High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Dive in as Greenbelt Educators explore sharks. Through a presentation and an activity, learn about these prehistoric creatures and the important role they play in our oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 6, 2018

Aug 6

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug 6

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug 6

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug 6

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Aug 6

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug 6

Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park

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

7:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio. You’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.
Free!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Aug 7

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug 7

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Aug 7

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug 7

Mad Science 'The Summertime Rocket Show'

at 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Take to the skies as the introduction to rocketry explains how and why rockets fly. You'll witness real model rocket launches that soar several hundreds of feet into the air.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Bryant Park Knitting Class

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 7

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Aug 7

FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight. Program suitable for…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aug 8

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Early Math Program

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug 8

American Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Aug 8

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Life on Mars?

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
NASA Solar System Ambassador and Wagner Professor Harold Kozak delves into this question, looking at four decades of Martian exploration.
Free!

Aug 8

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.

Aug 8

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Aug 9

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location, South Plaza (in Union Square Park)Manhattan, West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Summer on the Hudson: Super Soccer Stars

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Children 5 years old and younger learn soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment to build self-confidence and to develop teamwork.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug 9

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug 9

Stories in the Garden

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories.

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

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.

Aug 9

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

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!

Aug 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the NIght with Tango in the Park

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes!
Free!

Aug 9

Summer Stargazing

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

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Prepare for the Perseid meteor shower, this summer’s most anticipated celestial show! Look up and get ready for an out-of-this-world experience an astronomer and science educator.

Aug 9

Summer BBQ Cooking Workshop

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join Caribbean French Chef Nicola Campbell as she demonstrates how to create fun grilled delights, including spicy mango chicken satays, fire crackers skewers, and sausage and peppers.

Aug 9

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Friday, August 10, 2018

Aug10

Garden Camp for Kids at Morris-Jumel Mansion

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, botany, history, and everything in between!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug10

Mad Science Presents 'Spin, Pop...Boom!'

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

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

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

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.

Aug10

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug10

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug11

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Early Math Program

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn early elementary math for free: counting, shapes, basic addition and subtraction, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Pond Pals

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The program will include a nature hike to Windmill Pond, meeting pond animals, and making a pond diorama.

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Aug11

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug11

ArchforKids Workshop

at Second Floor of the Muhlenberg LibraryManhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Through building, families will explore architectural structures of NYC, make a city block, and envision the future of the city incorporating concepts of urban design, livability, and sustainability.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

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.

Aug11

Bees and Beekeeping Info Station

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Hidden time capsules, statues, murder, ghost sightings and more!

Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Soil Food Web Workshop (NYC Compost Project)

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Go with the NYC Compost Project, hosted by Snug Harbor, on a soil organism safari and gain a better understanding of what the soil ecosystem looks like and how soil biodiversity is crucial for health.
Free!

Aug11

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Plastic Bag Couture with John Hatfield

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Couture magic happens with everyday plastic bags by turning them into a large fashionable tote bag of your own brilliant design.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance

at St. Mary's ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more!
Free!

Aug11

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Historic New York: East Village Gardens Walk

at Saint Marks Place and Avenue A (in Tompkins Square Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The East Village was a focal location for the Community Garden Movement during the late 1970's. Tour the neighborhood and some of these "hidden" gardens that unite local residents.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug11

Compost Tea & Extract

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Make a compost brew for your thirsty plants! Compost tea allows you to spread the wealth of your compost pile by creating an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost.

Aug11

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

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 & Learn Compost Work Days with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor will make you a pro.
Free!

Aug11

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.

Aug11

Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Tour

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm is a better-than-organic 2.5 acre sustainable urban farm, now in its seventh growing season.

Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Summer on the Hudson: Underwater Neighbors of Riverside Park

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

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the educators from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to catch, observe, and identify fish and invertebrates.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old on tours lit only by candlelight. What...or who...will you find?

Aug11

Night Hike

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Flushing Meadows Corona Park under the cover of darkness.
Free!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aug12

Family Art Project: Be a Bee

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive.

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug12

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

World Music Performance and Conversation on Immigrants, Music, and Cultural Hybridity

at Library Plaza (in Seward Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join artists-in-residence Art Parley for a performance and conversation on immigrants, music and cultural hybridity.
Free!

Aug12

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
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Solar Astronomy

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With special filtered telescopes you can observe the sun safely without hurting your eyes. See for yourself what the sun's surface and atmosphere look like—93 million miles away.
Free!

Aug12

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.

Aug12

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 13, 2018

Aug13

Middle School Field Course Begins: Invasives in the City

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will immerse themselves in the science of ecology through woodland hikes, field investigations, and nature journaling.

Best For
Kids
Aug13

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug13

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug13

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug13

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug13

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Aug13

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug13

Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park

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

7:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio. You’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.
Free!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aug14

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug14

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Aug14

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug14

Bryant Park Knitting Class

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!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aug15

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug15

American Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Aug15

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Central Park: Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 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.

Aug15

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Aug15

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids
Aug15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Strictly Tango

at Hunter's Point South ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Ever want to visit Argentina? The home of the romantic tango? Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun.
Free!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aug16

Summer on the Hudson: Super Soccer Stars

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Children 5 years old and younger learn soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment to build self-confidence and to develop teamwork.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug16

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug16

Stories in the Garden

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories.

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug16

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Aug16

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 17, 2018

Aug17

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug17

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

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.

Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug17

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aug18

Advanced Animal Care Trainee

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Help care for our animals and all their quirks by learning how to train them, engage them, pamper them, and supplement their diets.

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Family Art Project: Fishy Fun

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

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
Aug18

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Aug18

Using Plants as Dyes

at UCC Youth FarmBrooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover how to plan a dye plant garden, and you will have an opportunity to dye your own yarn.
Free!

Aug18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug18

SEA-sonal Jewelry Making

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn introductory jewelry-making techniques and use household materials to create summer-inspired pieces you're "shore" to love.
Free!

Aug18

ArchforKids Workshop

at Second Floor of the Muhlenberg LibraryManhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Through building, families will explore architectural structures of NYC, make a city block, and envision the future of the city incorporating concepts of urban design, livability, and sustainability.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

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.

Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour

at Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Rediscover Snug Harbor on the Art and Architecture Tour! Hear the fascinating stories behind the architecture that put the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor on the map.

Must See
Event
Aug18

Urban Farming 101: Vermicomposting with Jennifer Plewka

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Red Wiggler worms process large quantities of food waste indoors, turning it into an extremely rich form of compost to feed back to the Earth, or your houseplants. Join us for a hands-on Wormshop at the Park!
Free!

Aug18

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Historic New York: Colonial Life

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 about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in Fort Greene centuries ago.
Free!

Aug18

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.

Aug18

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout

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

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This workshop covers the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat.
Free!

Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Nature Center Adventures

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug19

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug19

Survival Series: Forest First Aid

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and that might just save your life.
Free!

Aug19

Medicinal Plants Hike

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks, and teach you about medicinal plants in the area.
Free!

Aug19

Little Cooks: Undersea BBQ (Age 5-7)

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Kids ages 5-7 can get creative as we make ourselves underwater animals using foods you find at a BBQ.

Must See
Event
Aug19

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.

Aug19

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Aug20

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
A New Adventure Every Day! Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp.

Aug20

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug20

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug20

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug20

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug20

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug20

Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park

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

7:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio. You’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.
Free!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aug21

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
A New Adventure Every Day! Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp.

Aug21

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug21

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Aug21

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug21

Bryant Park Knitting Class

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!

Aug21

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug22

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
A New Adventure Every Day! Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp.

Aug22

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug22

American Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Aug22

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Aug22

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.

Aug22

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aug23

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
A New Adventure Every Day! Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp.

Aug23

Summer on the Hudson: Super Soccer Stars

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Children 5 years old and younger learn soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment to build self-confidence and to develop teamwork.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug23

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug23

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug23

Stories in the Garden

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories.

Best For
Kids
Aug23

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.

Aug23

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Aug23

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!

Aug23

Arts, Culture & Fun presents Dance Away the NIght with Tango in the Park

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes! Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun.
Free!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Aug24

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
A New Adventure Every Day! Embark on an adventure back in time Van Cortlandt House Museum this summer at our Summer History Camp.

Aug24

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug24

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.

Aug24

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug25

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Aug25

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug25

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.
Free!

Aug25

Animal of the Month Club: Frogs

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as we search for these amphibians and learn why they are unique.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Historic New York: Orchard Beach

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Orchard Beach has a rich and significant history dating back to The Great Depression. Take a journey through time and learn about Orchard Beach past and present.
Free!

Aug25

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Wish Pots with Penelope Katsaras

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Using the techniques of pinch, coil, and simple press molds, we will build decorative pots to hold our wishes.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Take a hike through the Ramble and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

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.

Aug25

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Aug25

Storytime in the Garden

at Poppa & Momma Jones Historical GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
We're having story reading in the garden every Saturday to encourage summer literacy. Each book will be cross-content areas of Science, Social Studies, and Math.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Aug26

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug26

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug26

Central Park Tour: The North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.
Free!

Aug26

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays

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 and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

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.

Aug26

Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay

at Lewis H Latimer HouseQueens This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
This workshop will use language and sound concepts like etymology, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homonyms, homographs, and onomatopoeia within and between languages to play with meaning and definition.
Free!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Aug27

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug27

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug27

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug27

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug27

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Aug27

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Aug27

Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park

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

7:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio. You’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form.
Free!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Aug28

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug28

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug28

Bryant Park Knitting Class

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!

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Aug29

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug29

American Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Aug29

Community Days at Conference House Park

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, meditation, exercise, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug29

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids
Aug29

Less Salt, More Herbs!

at Howard Houses Urban FarmBrooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn how to incorporate more fresh, flavorful herbs from the garden into your cooking to help season meats and other favorite dishes!
Free!

Aug29

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Strictly Tango

at Hunter's Point South ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Ever want to visit Argentina? The home of the romantic tango? Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Everyone will learn, dance and have fun.
Free!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Aug30

Summer on the Hudson: Super Soccer Stars

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Children 5 years old and younger learn soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment to build self-confidence and to develop teamwork.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug30

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug30

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug30

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.

Aug30

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

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

Aug30

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 31, 2018

Aug31

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Aug31

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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.

Aug31

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.

Aug31

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.

Aug31

Community Fridays at the Foodway

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Get the most out of the dog days of summer with free activities at Concrete Plant Park by the Foodway!
Free!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sep 1

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Sep 1

Composting 101 with Joanne

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come learn the basics of how to turn your food scraps into compost for your garden.
Free!

Sep 1

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 1

Hands On History: 18th Century Music and Sing-Along

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make your own shaker instrument, decorate it, and dance and play along to tunes that Rufus King and his family would have listened to in their home.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sep 2

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 3, 2018

Sep 3

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sep 4

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep 4

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sep 5

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep 5

American Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Sep 5

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sep 6

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep 6

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!

Must See
Event
Sep 6

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Sep 7

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep 7

Bryant Park Fencing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.
Free!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sep 8

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Sep 8

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Workshop on the Street with Amy Khosbin

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants are invited to respond honestly and creatively to the political climate of today by making capes, sashes, badges, signs, and banners out of colorful felt.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 8

Festival Minokan: A Song and Drum Celebration

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

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join Fanmi Asòtò for a festival of Haitian singing and drumming. A Lakou Souvenance ceremony honoring the spirits of Dahomey with music, dancing, and food.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sep 9

Children's Gardening Workshop: Critters of the Garden

at North Pacific PlaygroundBrooklyn

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Friends of North Pacific Playground and Garden invite you to join us for FREE Children's gardening workshops...
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 9

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sep10

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Sep10

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep10

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Sep10

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sep11

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep11

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sep12

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep12

American Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Sep12

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sep13

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep13

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!

Must See
Event
Sep13

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sep14

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep14

Bryant Park Fencing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.
Free!

Sep14

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 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 15, 2018

Sep15

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
Sep15

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep15

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Sep15

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Clay Sculpture with The Noguchi Museum

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Noguchi Museum educator Harumi Ori for a clay workshop and consider the possibilities and limitations of sculpting with clay.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep15

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep15

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sep16

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sep17

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Sep17

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep17

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Sep17

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sep18

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep18

Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.
Free!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sep19

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep19

American Sign Language

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

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.
Free!

Sep19

QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sep20

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep20

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!

Must See
Event
Sep20

A 'Spirited' Summer Saunter with Boroughs of the Dead

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for an enchanting summer evening in our “secret” 19th-century garden, followed by a Greenwich Village ghost tour.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Sep21

Herald Square Reading Room

at Herald SquareManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Stop by for a selection of free newspapers and magazines. Happy reading!
Free!

Sep21

Bryant Park Fencing

at Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.
Free!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sep22

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood ReservoirQueens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep22

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Farmer's Market

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by and grab your veggies, fruits, herbs, seeds, and local crafts at affordable prices. Make a day of it and check out other events that may be happening that day, including workshops, family day, or hands-on skill building.
Free!

Sep22

Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come see the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. Learn about the project's latest effort to restore our harbor!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location, H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exhibit highlights important pioneers in these fields so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” by learning how to travel vast oceans.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore a grand Greek Revival building that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sep23

Urban Farm Exploration Day

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep23

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Amateur Astronomers Association and solar-gazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sep24

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Free!