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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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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Aug 4

Short Story 1.0 Writers Workshop

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers' workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect your writing.
Category: Education, Art
Free!

Aug 4

Temptations Revue Featuring Grammy Award Winner Barrington Henderson

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
This dynamic show spans more than a decade of the great harmonies and dance steps that made the Temptations famous!
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug 4

Central Astoria Concerts on the Waterfront: Motor City Revue

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Relax and enjoy as Motor City Revue takes you on a journey back in time with songs attributed to the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, and The Temptations
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 4

Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia

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

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park), Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Cunningham Park for a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play.
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

Aug 4

Movie: The Goonies

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Seven young friends from a small town find themselves on a thrilling underground adventure as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate One-Eyed Willie.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug 4

Guardians of the Galaxy

at North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square), Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug 4

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Come out and see the stars, planets, and the moon from Brooklyn Bridge Park!
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Aug 4

Movies Under the Stars: Raiders of the Lost Ark

at Lenevar Avenue and Ionia Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park), Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Aug 5

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

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