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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 September 10, 2013 (x) to April 25, 2026

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Aug 1

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug 1

Guerilla Storytime

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

SummerStage: Dr. John & the Nite Trippers / Amy Helm

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Dr. John & the Nite Trippers The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the…
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 1

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History, Women's History Month

Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

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

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.
Category: Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Best for Kids, Markets, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

The Magic of Rogue at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park), Queens

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

The Spectacular Magic Shawn at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park

at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Every Saturday during the summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment, including rides, fun games, and magic shows.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Bargemusic Family Concert

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.
Category: Concerts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 1

Beach Sessions: The D.R.E.A.M. Ring

at Beach 81st Street Entrance (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us August 1st for our first Beach Sessions dance festival. The D.R.E.A.M. RING (Dance Rules Everything Around Me) Reggie Gray is a choreographer and…
Category: Dance, Free Summer Theater
Free!

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