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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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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aug23

Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 2016 summer season with an exhibition of contemporary photography that highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.
Category: Art
Free!

Aug23

PokéFit!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Kids bring their smartphones using the game app, Pokémon GO, and we go out, exercise, and look for wild Pokémon together around the neighborhood!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug23

Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

9:15 a.m.4:45 p.m.
The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly introduction to sports for kids!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug23

Tai Chi at The High Line

at Under the Standard (in The High Line), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in our beautiful park!
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug23

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!

Aug23

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more.
Category: Accessible, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug23

Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens

at Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children Mondays- Fridays this summer to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee and Flag Football. All Levels appropriate.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug23

Garden Crew

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds at Friends’ Compost and Garden Site.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug23

Youth Tech Workshop: Game Design Using Scratch

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Middle-school-age kids learn how to create games for their smartphones using Scratch.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug23

Youth Tech Workshop: Photoshop Animated

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Students use photography and Photoshop to create basic animations.
Category: Accessible, Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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