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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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Saturday, August 5, 2017

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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Aug 5

10th Annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill features live music and swing dancing in a beautiful park setting.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

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Event
Aug 5

Dance at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its fifth season, bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront.
Category: Dance, Nature, Waterfront
Free!

Aug 5

Music in the Garden: Samba New York!

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Jam with Samba New York! as they perform and dance to joyful music inspired by the famous samba schools of the Rio Carnaval in Brazil.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

The Magic of Omar Olusion at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park), Queens

4:00 p.m.4:45 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

Family Camping: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Juy 26.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Family Camping
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 5

Family Camping: Wolfe's Pond Park, Staten Island

at Wolfe's Pond Park, Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 26
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Hiking, Family Camping
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 5

New York Euripides Summer Festival Presents The Madness of Hercules

at Almira Kennedy Coursey Amphitheatre (in Herbert Von King Park), Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Hercules is being driven insane by Madness and human beings trapped in a hostile world, sustained only by their love for one another and their sense of courage and nobility.
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater
Free!

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