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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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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug28

Medicinal Plants Hike (Light)

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks, and teach you about medicinal plants in the area.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Aug28

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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, History, Tours
Free!

Aug28

Bike Practice Session

at Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike.
Category: Sports, Learn To Ride
Free!

Aug28

Meditation

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Take a moment to connect with your inner self while practicing peace and mindfulness.
Category: Fitness

Aug28

Basketball Clinics

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.
Category: Sports
Free!

Aug28

Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.
Category: Art

Aug28

Bike New York: Learn to Ride-Kids

at Greenwood Playground, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn to Ride - Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug28

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Ira McIntosh

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Ira McIntosh will take you on a magical, musical journey through the wonderful wet world of water.
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug28

AFROPUNK Festival Brooklyn

at Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This year's performers include Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Saul Williams, and more!
Category: Concerts

Must See
Event
Aug28

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in Inwood Hill Park to learn about coyotes, an often misunderstood member of our local habitat.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

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