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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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Friday, August 19, 2016

Aug19

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Aug19

Seasonal Arts & Crafts: Fork Painting Flower Power

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids and parents will create painted flowers using forks.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Summer Sports Experience at Grandview

at Grandview Playground (in The Big Park), Staten Island

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks at Grandview Playground on Fridays at 3:00pm-6:0pm to play Soccer and Volleyball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Instructional Flag Football: Queens (East)

at Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

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

Aug19

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!

Aug19

Bryant Park Presents Emerging Music Festival

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Emerging Music Festival returns for its second year with five on-the-rise New York-based bands performing on one of the biggest stages of their young careers.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug19

Summer Sounds: High and Mighty Brass Band

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This dynamic crew combines classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug19

Game Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event.
Category: Games, Seniors
Free!

Aug19

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances Series - Art of Stepping

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you dance styles.
Category: Accessible, Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug19

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Pre-registration is required.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

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