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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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Monday, August 8, 2016

Aug 8

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug 8

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Aug 8

Instructional Flag Football: Brooklyn (North)

at McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Sign up today for our Citywide Flag Football League!
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

Aug 8

Instructional Flag Football: Manhattan

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Sign up today for our Citywide Flag Football League!
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

Aug 8

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: High Plains Drifter

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

5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Clint Eastwood directs himself, as the gun-toting “Stranger With No Name,” in a frontier-set, revenge drama with mythical overtones.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug 8

Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance

at Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 8

Ballet Barre

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 8

Movies Under the Stars: Minions

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park), Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Please bring a blanket or low chair.
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Movie Night: The Mouse That Roared

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park), Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
An impoverished nation declares a war on the United States, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug 8

Movies Under the Stars: Open Season: Scared Silly

at Scarangella Park, Brooklyn

8:15 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This delightful animated feature unfolds when humans and animals believe a werewolf is on the loose, and former hunter Shaw uses the opportunity to re-open the season.
Category: Accessible, Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids

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