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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 18, 2012 (x) to August 30, 2017

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug20

Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.
Category: Art

Aug20

Kayaking at South Beach

at South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore of South Beach.
Category: Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
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

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!

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