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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, July 17, 2016

Jul 17

Electronic Waste Recycling Event

at Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
A summertime e-waste event at Queens Botanical Garden is the perfect way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets!
Free!

Jul 17

NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Jul 17

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Jul 17

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Category: Education, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

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Jul 17

Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, the park presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically.
Category: Accessible, Art, Waterfront
Free!

Jul 17

Family Art Project: Pop-in Landscape

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Sketch the explosion of bright flowers bursting out in the Flower Garden.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 17

Yoga

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness

Jul 17

Yoga

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Jul 17

Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir

at Main entrance across from the Vermont Place Parking Lot

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Explore the Ridgewood Reservoir for interesting bird species with the Urban Park Rangers.
Category: Birding
Free!

Jul 17

Checkmate 101

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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