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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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from October 9, 2012 (x) to August 30, 2017

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug20

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Funkytown Playground Band with Aly Sunshine

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Hey everybody, come on down to Funkytown Playground for sun rays and a sing-a-long to songs from our favorite book "Free To Be… You and Me".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

District 28 Day

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for attractions such as inflatables, sports and fitness, music, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

26th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest

at Between West 10th Street and West 12th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
There are cash prizes for top winners in the family, individual adult, and group adult sand sculpting categories.
Category: Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug20

Back to School

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

12:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Get ready for school with free school supply giveaways! Come read with a librarian, play math games, and learn about urban animals with Urban Park Rangers
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day! While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Ed Center Open Hours

at Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Plant A Fall Garden Workshop

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
That’s right! It’s not too late to start gardening. There are many vegetables and herbs that do well in cooler temperatures.
Category: Education, Nature

Aug20

Community Rowing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.
Category: Nature, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug20

Learn to Ride : Kids

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring your bike and helmet and learn how to ride! Instructors will show children how to ride a bike through the balance first method.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Learn To Ride
Free!

Best For
Kids

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