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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 March 25, 2013 (x) to September 15, 2018

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug19

District 28 Family Day

at Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council District 28 for an afternoon of inflatables, games, music, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Back to School

at Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Donovan Richards for an afternoon of games, inflatables, music, crafts, popcorn, cotton candy, and more!
Category: Festivals, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Whatever Floats Your Boat with Ian Gerson

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
While learning about the NYC’s waterfronts, we will experiment with creating our own floatable sculptures equipped with wind-up propellers, sails, and other methods to make them move.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug19

Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Category: Nature, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug19

Nature Center Adventures

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ana Carmela Ramirez at Mi Gente Music Festival

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx

12:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for Mi Gente! 2nd Annual Latinx Music Festival celebrating Transnational Communities in the Music, Arts and Culture. Their resiliency has helped people beyond borders and…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Art, Festivals
Free!

Aug19

Painting Demonstration

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Watch the current Art in the Garden artist, Che Min Hsiao, as he creates site-specific watercolor paintings based on the orchid exhibit Taiwan: A World of Orchids.
Category: Art

Aug19

Seining

at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet as seining programs use nets to catch fish. Participation is first-come, first-served. Program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck

at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Theater

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.
Category: History, Tours

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