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Festivals

Crowd watches knight jousting

New York City is filled with celebrations of all types. From Coney Island's Mermaid Parade to the Dance Parade, and beyond, parades and festivals large and small bring joy to people of all ages and interests.

Festivals Events

Friday, May 25, 2018

May 25

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up

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

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

May 25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebration of Ingmar Bergman - Movie Screening: Seventh Seal

at Long Meadow by the Picnic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

8:45 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess.
Free!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

May 26

Summer on the Hudson: Learn to Ride

at Bike Path at 135th Street , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
New riders aged 5 years and older learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels. Bring your bike and helmet! Registration is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 26

Commit to Be Fit

at Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & Council Member Adrienne E. Adams for a fun-filled day of activities including Zumba and other fitness demonstrations, obstacle courses, inflatables, relay races,…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 27, 2018

May 27

Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Fierce feminist families celebrate all mamas and the people who love them at our annual festival featuring music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, face painting, art, and activism.
Free!

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Event

Friday, June 1, 2018

Jun 1

Family and Friends Day

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

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Pelham Fritz is hosting an outdoor event to bring all of its programming into Marcus Garvey Park. Activities: live DJ, games, fitness class, line dance, aerobics, and painting classes!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 1

Music at the Square: South Bronx Culture Trail Festival: Somos Unidos

at Monsignor Del Valle Square (in Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square) , Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us at the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2018: Somos Unidos for free music performances and a giant puppet circus.
Free!

Jun 1

RecYouth Spring Showcase

at Recreation Center 54 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this Spring by young people in and around NYC Parks' media labs! Food and beverages will be provided.
Free!

Jun 1

Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!
Free!

Jun 1

Films on the Green: Le Grand Restaurant

at Cedar Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
During a dinner at the "Grand Restaurant,” a South American head of state mysteriously disappears.
Free!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Jun 2

Queens Green Day

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The inaugural Queens Green Day is a celebration of all things “green” – local ecological initiatives, food justice, gardening, urban farming, and healthy living.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Go Green! Brooklyn Festival

at 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 a.m.
Go Green is a fun and informative day of exhibits and activities promoting Earth Day values for the thousands of park-goers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Historic Richmond Town's 10th Annual Uncorked: Wine, Food & Fun Fest

at Historic Richmond Town , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Stroll through our historic town on a beautiful spring day and sample dishes from the area's top chefs.

Jun 2

Shore Park Family Day

at Shore Road Park Flagpole (in Shore Park and Parkway) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Family Day

at Playground 75 , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, a photo booth,music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Summer on the Hudson: New York City Fish Count

at 172nd Street Beach (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
As part of the annual World Science Festival, we will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count what species of fish we find. Join us for this fun waterside event!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.
Free!

Jun 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music!
Free!

Jun 2

Movies Under the Stars: Art of Brooklyn Film Festival - Best of the Fest

at Sunset Park , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch a collection of shorts from the 2016 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival that represents some of the most exciting new filmmakers in the Brooklyn indie film.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jun 3

16th Annual Drums Along the Hudson

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts, and visits from Captain Planet.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 3

McKinley Family Day

at McKinley Park , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Family Day

at Utopia Playground , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show...
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jun 5

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson

at Parade Ground (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join a free dance class with Ailey Instructor Lisa Johnson!
Free!

Jun 5

60th Annual Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join the Washington Square Music Festival and Music Director Lutz Rath for their 60th season, taking place Tuesdays in June at Garibaldi Plaza. Tuesday, June…
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jun 8

Bryant Park Latin Festival

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
New Swing Sextet plays Cha Cha and Boogaloo tunes that capture the excitement and turbulence of 1960s NYC. Percussionist Luisito Quintero infuses salsa music with Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
Free!

Jun 8

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - New York-Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a New York-style mambo workshop with Ailey instructor Katherine Jimenez.
Free!

Jun 8

Films on the Green: The Scent of Green Papaya

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
In 1950s Saigon, 10-year-old Mui (Man San) enters household service for an affluent but troubled Vietnamese family. But one day, the father disappears with the fortune of the household.
Free!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jun 9

Aloha to Summer

at Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Adrienne E Adams for a afternoon of games, inflatabes, music, popcorn, ices, a photo booth, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Family Day

at Turtle Playground , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, an animal show, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, a photo…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ray Mantilla

at J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a live outdoor concert with Ray Mantilla, legendary conga player along with his exciting jazz and latin quartet.
Free!

Jun 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - House Dance with Kim Holmes

at South Oxford Park , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for a house dance workshop with Ailey instructor Kim Holmes. Stay after the workshop for the Silent Disco!
Free!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jun 10

Family Day

at Manton Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds) , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show...
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 10

Homecrest Family Day

at Homecrest Playground , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jun 14

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 14

Broad Channel Flag Day

at East 16th Road to East 18th Road on Cross Bay Boulevard (in Broad Channel Park) , Queens

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
In celebration of Flag Day, join us for an evening of children's activities, arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment, music, refreshments, and giveaways!
Free!

Jun 14

Arts, Culture & Fun: John Cooksey Spontaneous Combustion Quintet

at The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for a special live concert with the John Cooksey Spontaneous Combustion Quintet.
Free!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Jun 15

Films on the Green: The Rules of the Game

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Over the course of the weekend the haute bourgeoisie acquaintances reveal themselves to be absurdly, almost primitively, cruel and vapid.
Free!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jun 16

Adventures NYC

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Adventures NYC brings free rock climbing, zip lining, stand-up paddleboarding, key log rolling, and more to the great outdoors in Central Park!
Free!

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Event
Jun 16

5th Annual Family Fitness Festival

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
CEnjoy some fun and healthy activities for the entire family! There will be free cooking demos, fitness demos, sports & games for the kids, arts & crafts, face…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Red Hook Park Family Day

at Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 16

Family Day

at Pomonok Playground , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show...
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jun 17

Family Day

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman in a a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a photo booth, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson

at West 19th Street and Boardwalk (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk) , Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for a special Revelations Workshop with Ailey Instructor Lisa Johnson. This is part of a Juneteenth event at the Coney Island Boardwalk.
Free!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jun 21

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 21

Summer on the Hudson: Make Music New York

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
On the Waterfront: American Music for Piano Duet highlights American four-hand music played by young students and professional adult headliners.
Free!

Jun 21

Summer Solstice Celebration at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Summer Solstice is the longest and most light-filled day of the year, and one of our favorite days to celebrate at Socrates.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 21

Summer Solstice Concert and Beach Walk

at The Conference House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the music of The Staten Island Snugs, a five member, four-part harmony outfit, with lead guitar, bass, flute, keys and drums. Afterwards enjoy a narrated guided walking tour!
Free!

Jun 21

Rescheduled: Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Samba Workshop with Quenia Ribeiro

at Cuyler Gore (in Cuyler Gore Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a Samba (with live drums) workshop with Ailey instructor Quenia Ribeiro.
Free!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Jun 22

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up

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

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Jun 22

Films on the Green: La Bûche

at WNYC Transmitter Park , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Will there be a “bûche,” for Christmas? A family of 3 sisters with opposite characters, and their divorced parents will try to settle their old accounts answering this question!
Free!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jun 23

12th Annual Rockstock and Barrels Festival

at Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Rockaway rocks with family fun at the 12th Annual Rockstock and Barrels Festival, which includes surf contests, a local arts and crafts shopping village, skateboard demos, and live music.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Summer Kickoff

at Beach 108th Street Roller Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk) , Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us at Rockaway Beach for a fun-filled day for families to enjoy! There will be inflatables, Parks' Playmobile, arts and crafts, music, and refreshments.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - West African Dance with Maguette Camara

at Marcy Ave and Greene Ave (in Herbert Von King Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a West African Dance workshop (live drum) with Maguette Camara outdoors in the park.
Free!

Jun 23

Owl's Head Park Family Day

at Owl's Head Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Family Day

at Electric Playground , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman in a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a photo booth, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Arts, Culture & Fun: Alvin Flythe Quartet

at Andrew Haswell Green Park , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
A professional musician for over 50 years, Queens-born saxophonist / multi-instrumentalist Alvin Flythe has worked with Duke Ellington, Roy Haynes, Little Jimmy Scott and the Gap Band.
Free!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jun 26

School's Out Festival

at Conch Playground , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the start of summer fun at Parks at our fun-filled School's Out Festival with inflatables, games, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jun 27

School's Out Festival

at Police Officer Edward Byrne Park , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the start of summer fun with Parks at our fun-filled School's Out Festival with inflatables, games, face painting, music, popcorn, and more! Sponsored by Council…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 27

Mellet Family Day

at Mellet (in Mellett Playground) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jun 28

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Bill Brown Family Day

at Bill Brown Playground , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 29, 2018

Jun 29

Tie-Dye Festival

at East River Playground , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Diana Ayala in a fun afternoon of Tie-Dye. Limited supplies will be provided so you can go home with your one-of-a-kind creation! This event is…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 29

Films on the Green: Garçon!

at WNYC Transmitter Park , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Alex is a head waiter in a popular Parisian bistro. Between his incessant comings and goings from the restaurant’s kitchen to the dining room, Alex dreams of opening an amusement park.
Free!

Jun 29

Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebration of Ingmar Bergman - Movie Screening: Smiles of a Summer Night

at Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman.
Free!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jun 30

Rockaway Beach Super Boardwalk Street Fair

at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Craft and gift vendors will be selling handmade and handpicked items, and service vendors will be provide valuable information about homes, businesses, and lifestyles.
Free!

Jun 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Jun 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with the Phil Young Experience

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for live jazz by The Phil Young Experience. Phil Young is a drummer, florist and leader of "the Harlem Hip" -- as recently seen in The New Yorker.
Free!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Jul 1

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Jul 5

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
This children's series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 6, 2018

Jul 6

Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!
Free!

Jul 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music!
Free!

Jul 6

Films on the Green: Le Boucher (The Butcher)

at Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
In a provincial French town, a schoolmistress Hélène befriends the charmingly passionate local butcher Popaul. Shortly after Popaul’s return to his hometown, 2 bodies are discovered.
Free!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jul 7

Plover Day Festival

at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate nesting shorebirds! Enjoy educational activities and crafts at this family friendly event that raises awareness about the piping plover.
Free!

Jul 7

Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.
Free!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Jul 8

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - House Dance with Kim Holmes

at Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a house dance workshop with Ailey instructor Kim Holmes. This is part of the yearly Soul Summit event!
Free!

Jul 8

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jul 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Jul 11

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show- Who Framed Roger Rabbit

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A detective tries to clear the name of a rabbit framed for murder.
Free!

Jul 11

Films on the Green: El discreto encanto de la burguesía (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)

at J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
This film will be shown in French with Spanish subtitles. A group of six friends have their dinner plans continually interrupted due to a series of bizarre events.
Free!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jul 12

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 12

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
This children's series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul 13

Films on the Green: Romantics Anonymous

at Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Chocolate factory owner Jean-René hires Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker. Although they are both incredibly shy, their passion for chocolate brings them together.
Free!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jul 14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Samba Workshop wth Quenia Ribeiro

at St. Mary's Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a Samba workshop (with live drums) with Ailey instructor Quenia Ribeiro.
Free!

Jul 14

Open Garden Day NYC

at GreenThumb Compound , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the community gardening movement and tour dozens of community gardens across NYC!
Free!

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jul 15

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jul 18

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Sita Sings the Blues

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Join us on the pier for a screening of the animation film, SIta Sings the Blues!
Free!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Jul 19

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

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Kids
Jul 19

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
This children's series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 20, 2018

Jul 20

Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The French Embassy and NYC Parks present the 11th annual outdoor Films on the Green Festival featuring free French movies in NYC parks. Visit frenchculture.org for more details.
Free!

Jul 20

Films on the Green: You Will Be My Son

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Paul de Marseul is the passionate, demanding proprietor of his prestigious family wine estate in Saint-Émilion. But he has no faith in his son, Martin, who works at the vineyard.
Free!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul 21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park) , Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jul 22

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jul 25

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Toy Story 3

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend or a few, and settle in for a movie night, featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and friends!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Jul 26

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 26

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
This children's series features music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 27, 2018

Jul 27

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest Powwow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over forty Indian Nations will…

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Jul 27

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up

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

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Jul 27

Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
The French Embassy and NYC Parks present the 11th annual outdoor Films on the Green Festival featuring free French movies in NYC parks. Visit frenchculture.org for more details.
Free!

Jul 27

Films on the Green: Haute Cuisine

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Hortense, a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of France appoints her as his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace.
Free!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul 28

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Jul 29

Thunderbird 40th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions.

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Jul 29

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Coco

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring the kids, and settle in for a movie night featuring this Oscar-winning animation film!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Aug 2

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 3, 2018

Aug 3

Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!
Free!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Aug 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Sweet Spot Festival features Reggae, Soulful House, Disco and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most-renowned sound architects.
Free!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aug 8

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Summer Wars

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic and settle in for a movie night featuring the animation film, Summer Wars.
Free!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Aug 9

Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.
Come out to Union Square Park every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities, live music + dance performances, and movie nights.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Aug 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebration of Ingmar Bergman - Movie Screening: Autumn Sonata

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca.
Free!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aug 15

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - WALL·E

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic and settle in for a free screening of this Oscar-winning classic!
Free!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aug 18

Rockway Caribbean Carnival

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate West Indian culture with a day of music and dancing.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 18

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Music and kites fill the air at this festival for all ages! Kite kits are provided free for children (while supplies last), or bring your own favorite kite from home.
Free!

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Kids

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug 22

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Aug 22

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Up

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring the kids, and settle in for a free screening of this Oscar-winning animation film!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 24, 2018

Aug 24

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up

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

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!

at 59th Street Park Entrance (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join our guided walk as we seek out site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.
Free!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sep 2

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!

at 59th Street Park Entrance (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join our guided walk as we seek out site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sep 6

Films on the Green: The Grocer's Son

at Low Memorial Library, Columbia University , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Antoine is forced to return to his family in Provence to assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed—driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet.
Free!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Sep 7

Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!
Free!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sep 9

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair!

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, carnival rides and games, local food and merchandise vendors and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sep 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away with the City Stompers

at John J Carty Park , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep 29

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with the Urban Park Rangers, readings of the eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for all ages!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 29

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Oct 14

Harvest Festival

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan , Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for a free, family-friendly celebration of fall, featuring pumpkin decorating, face painting, kite flying, live musical performances, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dec 8

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

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

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
Free!

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