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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.

Viewing 1–10 out of 1,613 events
from May 29, 2015 (x) to December 29, 2018
in Free Summer Concerts (x), Free Summer Movies (x), Free Summer Theater (x), & Dance (x) categories

Saturday, March 25, 2017


PASS Dance: Modes! by Merián Soto

at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Experience the breathtaking mix of improvisational dance combined with digital technology in the evocative piece Modes!.
Category: Dance, Art

Thursday, March 30, 2017


CANCELLED: Williamsbridge Oval Talent Show

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Can you dance? Sing? Do magic? Now is the time to showcase that talent on the WBO stage!
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Apr 8

NYC Parks Presents Harlem Dance Club: On-Camera Performance Workshop

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks as we host the Harlem Dance Club (HDC) for a unique six-week On-Camera Performance Workshop! The workshop will simulate an audition, rehearsal, and shoot experience in a safe and nurturing environment. This workshop is open to all ages and experience levels...
Category: Education, Dance

Friday, April 14, 2017


Arts, Culture & Fun: Talking Inspirations - The Dancing Gangsters of the South Bronx

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a talk about the book: The Dancing Gangsters of The South Bronx By Willie “MB” Estrada followed by a dance demonstration.
Category: Education, Dance, Talks

Must See

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

at Pavilion & Astral Fountain (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This event features live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony.
Category: Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Best for Kids, Cherry Blossom Festivals

Must See

Friday, April 21, 2017


7th Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam

at Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come hear 154 Readers of all ages speak all 154 Shakespearean Sonnets in numerical order to honor of Shakespeare's birthday.
Category: Art, Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks

Must See

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Mother Earth Pow-Wow

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for this fun-filled Pow-Wow featuring indigenous music, dance, and art and crafts from North America, South America, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Dance, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Talks

Must See

Friday, April 28, 2017


Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Watch a free movie under the stars. Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin in this new animated classic.
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars

Best For

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Sakura Matsuri 2017: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Category: Education, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, Best for Kids, Cherry Blossom Festivals

Must See

Street Games 2017

at 112th Street and First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Play old-school street games from the '60s and '70s at our 10th annual Street Games festival in East Harlem!
Category: Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports, Volunteer, Food

Must See

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