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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 February 11, 2013 (x) to September 15, 2018

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug 5

Handheld Games of the Past

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.
Category: Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park), Queens

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!
Category: Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Illustrated Curatorial Talk: Floral Inspiration

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This presentation looks at the flowers of Glenview, the 1877 historic house at the Hudson River Museum.
Category: Art, History, Talks

Aug 5

Paws to Read OutLOUD

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Kids are invited to hone their reading skills by reading aloud to JJ, a licensed therapy dog.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of crochet: how to select your materials, gauge, yardage, tension, chain, single crochet, double crochet, and treble and slip stitch.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts
Free!

Aug 5

Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library

at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

2:45 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

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

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Vibe to sounds spun by a collection of North America’s renowned sound architects.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Learn to Ride - Adults

at Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Category: Education, Sports
Free!

Aug 5

Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
On Saturdays, visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug 5

Hindu Lamp Ceremony

at Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Decorate your own palm leaf lamp and release it in the East River as part of the traditional Aarti ceremony for peace and harmony.
Category: Waterfront
Free!

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