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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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from April 24, 2013 (x) to January 20, 2018

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May20

520 Waterfront Walk: Red Hook

at Richards St. & Delavan St., Brooklyn

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Discover the history of Red Hook, Brooklyn, a maritime neighborhood with a storied history.
Category: Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May20

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

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

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts create a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Festivals, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

Birds of Prey

at Beach 87th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This is an exciting chance to meet live Hawks, Owls and Falcons. Learn about the many adaptions that make these animals some of the most skilled hunters on the planet.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Wavelengths: Poetry and Prose Reading

at Lewis H Latimer House, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Wavelengths is a reading of poetry and prose by Queens Writers’ Lab that explores the interplay between secret and illuminated spaces and how the unseen is made manifest.
Category: Accessible, Art, Talks
Free!

May20

Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Sunset Hike

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Witness the wonder of sunset with the largest park in New York City as your backdrop. Registration Required for this program.
Category: Hiking
Free!

May20

Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors, and beer and wine also available for purchase.
Category: Games, Theater, Free Summer Theater, Food
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

Movies Under the Stars: Storks

at Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A stork and his human pal must team up to transport a baby girl to her expectant family, despite the fact that storks now work...
Category: Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets

at Calvert Vaux Park, Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks! In this delightful nimated feature, the quiet life of Max (Louis C.K.), a spoiled terrier, is…Eric
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
May20

Movie Under the Stars: Kubo and the Two Strings

at Bowne Playground, Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A young Japanese boy embarks on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

May20

Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

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