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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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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Aug21

Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug21

Jazz Festival

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

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy the great outdoors with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug21

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug21

Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival

at First Quincy Street Community Garden (in ), Brooklyn

2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Now in it's sixth year, Communal Spaces is a series of site-responsive, free plays written for and performed in specific community gardens.
Category: Theater
Free!

Aug21

Story Time in Fort Greene Park

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join neighborhood local authors and illustrators Betsy and Ted Lewin in their reading of books they have worked on featuring animals!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug21

Ethel at Live at SeaGlass

at SeaGlass Carousel (in The Battery), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
To finalize this successful first season of Live at SeaGlass, the string quartet Ethel will perform on Sunday, August 21.
Category: Concerts, Best for Kids, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug21

Southern Queens Gospel Fest

at Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
See live performances by Dave James, Robin Campos, Rayon Brandt, Jah Pierce, Perth, and more!
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug21

Bonkerz the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug21

Nantucket Lightship Lecture: The Lightship from Boat to Book

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.9:00 a.m.
Ever wanted to write a children’s book? Award-winning author Brian Flocca describes the origin and art of his iconic children’s book Lightship.
Category: Talks
Free!

Aug21

The Alex Nguyen Quintet

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Jam out to some sweet jazz outdoors with the Alex Nguyen Quintet at Stuyvesant Park, featuring a special guest artist each week.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

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