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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

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from October 3, 2012 (x) to December 15, 2018

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug18

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at St. James Park

at St. James Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of…
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Theater
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

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.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug18

Weekend Nature Exploration

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Category: Nature, Tours, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

Aug18

The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck

at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess…
Category: Art, Best for Kids, Kids Week

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Painting Demonstration

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Watch the current Art in the Garden artist, Che Min Hsiao, as he creates site-specific watercolor paintings based on the orchid exhibit Taiwan: A World of Orchids.
Category: Art

Aug18

Adult Imaginative Arts

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Art, Seniors
Free!

Aug18

Central Park Tour: 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.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug18

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Fourth of July
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Studio 351 Summer Dance-A-Thon

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of dance, fitness, and fun. Participants will enjoy the sounds and songs from the 80s and 90s. A prize will be given to the last person…
Category: Dance, Fitness
Free!

Aug18

CANCELLED: Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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