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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, July 3, 2016

Jul 3

Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, the park presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically.
Category: Accessible, Art, Waterfront
Free!

Jul 3

Checkmate 101

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 3

Kids Tide Pool Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Bring your kids and explore some tide pools with the Urban Park Rangers!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 3

Youth Volleyball Clinics

at Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to play volleyball at our open clinics for kids! Recommended for ages four to 10.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 3

Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Royal Shindig & Brooklyn Beanstalk

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Private Picassos and the Uni Project will offer family-friendly activities, followed by interactive reading with A Royal Shindig and circus interactive activities with Brooklyn Beanstalk.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 3

Basic Canoeing

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on a canoe adventure on the gentle waters of the Prospect Park Lake.
Category: Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Jul 3

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

Jul 3

Kayaking at South Beach

at South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore of South Beach.
Category: Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 3

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!

Jul 3

Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Central Park Players

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
This year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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