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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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, May 21, 2017

May21

Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40

at Pier 40, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).
Category: Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

May21

Grady Family Day

at Grady Playground, Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Traditions Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Festivals, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
May21

Science in the Park: Woodlands

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids
May21

Free Walking Tour

at Friends Meeting House, Queens

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy in partnership with the Queens Historical Society cordially invite you to come explore the rich art, architecture, and history found in Queens!
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

May21

Jamaica Hills Family Day

at Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun-filled afternoon of games, inflatables, crafts, a visit from the Nature Company, music, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

It's My Park at Skyline Playground

at The Garden (in Skyline Playground), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
We will be helping with litter patrol and improving our gardening areas for the spring and summer.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May21

Outcasts: Finding Her Voice, A Conversation

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
The artists speak about how they use ancient and modern mythologies as a source to create artwork that explores hybrid alternatives to the social and cultural order.
Category: Art, Talks
Free!

May21

Kayak the Bay!

at Bay Area (in Little Bay Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Waterfront Alliance for a unique experience as you navigate your way through Little Bay to enjoy the scenic views.
Category: Nature, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

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