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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 May 20, 2013 (x) to December 15, 2018

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug20

Brooklyn Chess Festival

at Dr Ronald McNair Park (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn to play chess, sharpen your game, meet and play a chess master, and much more.
Category: Festivals, Games
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug20

It's My Park Day at Ocean Breeze Park

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park Day event is dedicated to Ocean Breeze Park. Come volunteer with friends and members of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex to help…
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug20

Having Fun with Our Food: Creative Composting on the NYC Parks Greenroof

at NYC Parks Five Borough Complex Greenroof Garden, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Come see this amazing space, and learn about compost methods including using compost tumblers, worm bins, and the unique bokashi method!
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Talks
Free!

Aug20

Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Invasive Removal

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join New York Restoration Project's efforts to restore the north end of Highbridge Forest to its native flora.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug20

Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Category: Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug20

Tai Chi

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
These classes offer the opportunity to learn the Taoist method, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug20

CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park

at Chelsea Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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
Aug20

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
April Armstrong will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Tea Pot" and Laura Bobrow will share "A True Life Story".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Seining

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
Category: Nature, Fishing
Free!

Aug20

GreenThumb Workshop: A-Frame Sandwich Board Garden Sign Demo

at Melrose New Generation Community Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this workshop, you will learn how to build a welcoming A-frame/sandwich bulletin board to invite neighbors into your community garden.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education
Free!

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