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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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from December 10, 2012 (x) to December 15, 2018

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug18

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug18

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art inspired by the summer and holiday season.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Fourth of July
Free!

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Kids
Aug18

Studio 351 Summer Dance-A-Thon

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of dance, fitness, and fun. Participants will enjoy the sounds and songs from the 80s and 90s. A prize will be given to the last person…
Category: Dance, Fitness
Free!

Aug18

CANCELLED: Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug18

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Free Summer Theater, Food
Free!

Aug18

CANCELLED: Summer Sounds: Lady and the Vamps

at MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks for a rock and pop performance by Lady and the Vamps!
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug18

Game Night and Public Art in Virginia Park

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park), Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a game night in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx.
Category: Accessible, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug18

Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival

at Bryant Park, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Returning for its third year, Emerging Music Festival features two evenings of New York's best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, and more.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts, Food
Free!

Aug18

CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun presents Tonight We Dance: Tango at Union Square Park

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and an instructional class. All are welcome!
Category: Dance
Free!

Aug18

CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join various local companies for dance performances and lessons of different movement styles.
Category: Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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