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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 11, 2016

Aug11

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Workshop: Testing Your Soil for Lead and pH

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
This workshop will include fun, hands-on practice on how to sample soil and correctly prepare it for testing.
Category: Education
Free!

Aug11

Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin and the King of Thieves

at First Park, Manhattan

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! This movie is held outdoors. In Disney's second straight-to-video sequel to…
Category: Film, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Aug11

Movie: Grease in Union Square Park

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for a movie night in Union Square with Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and all your favorite Pink Ladies and T-Birds in Grease.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug11

Movies Under the Stars: Wait Until Dark

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

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. Wait Until Dark is an innovative, highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller…
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Aug11

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!

Aug11

Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6

at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

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, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

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Aug11

Cinema LIC Outdoor Movie: August Rush

at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Separated by events they could not control but bound by love and by music, three people search for what they lost and what will make their lives complete - each other.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Waterfront
Free!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug12

Orchid Sale

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
As part of the upcoming exhibition, "Taiwan: A World of Orchids", orchids will be available for sale, while supplies last at Queens Botanical Garden in the Gift Shop.
Category: Nature, Markets

Aug12

2016 Ocean Breeze Cross Country Clinic

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex is hosting a week-long, cross country clinic for youth ages seven to 17.
Category: Sports
Free!

Aug12

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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