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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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Saturday, May 21, 2016

May21

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!

May21

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Puss in Boots

at Brooklyn (in Ennis Playground), Brooklyn

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances…
Category: Best for Kids, Theater
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

It's My Park at Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground

at 16th Street Entrance (in Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteers will help with a general cleanup and plant spring flowers.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May21

Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Getting Started with Compost

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn all about the best ways to apply compost tea, use compost as a mulch or top-dressing, and when one application is better than the other.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

May21

It's My Park at First Park

at Handball Court Entrance (in First Park), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with First Street Block Association to help clean up, garden, and plant summer flowers at First Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May21

It's My Park at Irving Square Park

at Irving Square Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:45 a.m.5:15 p.m.
We will be picking up litter, clearing leaves, and caring for the horticulture beds.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Must See
Event
May21

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!

May21

It's My Park at Washington Market Park

at Washington Market Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Friends of Washington Market Park to plant flowers at Washington Market Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

May21

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!

May21

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours

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