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Whether it's green markets or food truck rallies, these events are bound to get your mouth watering. Invite your friends to eat out and about Parks and most importantly don't forget to bring your appetite.

Food Events

Sunday, April 28, 2019


Arbor Fest

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including live music, arts and crafts, demonstrations, a petting zoo, beer, wine, and local food vendors!

Best For

Cooking Demo: Culinary Conifers

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)Bronx This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
With the Conifer Slope as a backdrop, Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day and a chef from Great Performances reveal the origin and history of some of our edible conifers.

Saturday, May 11, 2019


Sheep Shearing Festival

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Ever see a sheep get a haircut? Check out shearing and wool spinning demos, join a tour with our farmers, and enjoy hayrides, tasty local food, and a beer garden!

Must See

Sunday, May 12, 2019


Mother's Day Brunch in the Garden

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Treat mom to a delicious farm-to-table brunch at QBG! Featuring a sumptuous menu by local caterers, guests will enjoy freshly made hot dishes, muffins, scones, fair trade coffees, and teas.

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Mother's Day Brunch

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Have brunch with mom at Wave Hill! Provided by Wave Hill's exclusive caterer Great Performances.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


South Asian Medicinal Plants

at Drew GardensBronx

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join gardeners at Drew Gardens to discuss medicinal plants that grow in this region; such as, turmeric, ginger, black seed/nigella, bay leaf, moringa, bitter melon, and stinging nettle, as well as mushrooms.

Saturday, May 18, 2019


Conference House Art Expo 2019

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy original and one-of-kind artwork by local and regional artists at the annual Conference House Park Art Expo. Artwork is available for purchase.

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Planting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

at Rockaway Youth Task Force GardenQueens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes come in all shapes and colors. Learn the secrets to planting these underground wonders with an opportunity to dig in the dirt.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Jun 1

Rock the House: A Party for the Park

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
OSH’S ANNUAL PARK PARTY includes drinks, dinner and dancing to support the gardens and playspaces!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jun 5

Zero Waste Zone

at East River Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Come join us in our combat against plastic waste!

Best For

Saturday, July 13, 2019


Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a community-oriented day of DJs and emceeing, dance performances, art-making, and local legends.

Best For

Sunday, July 28, 2019


Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York’s Guelaguetza Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Immerse yourself in one of the most vivid expressions of Mexican culture as the 7th annual Guelaguetza Festival New York City returns to Socrates Sculpture Park!

Must See

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sep 8

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!

Must See

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Fall Tea

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy Tea and delightful edibles in the Historic Conference House. Take a self-guided tour of the house and a chance for unique items with our raffles.

Saturday, October 26, 2019


Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Inspired by the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors, our Halloween festival features a Gede song workshop, card readings, dance and drum performances, as well as a doggie costume contest!

Must See

Thursday, October 31, 2019


Halloween Boo Bash

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Join us for crafts, games, treats, and spooky fun before you go trick-or-treating.

Best For

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Dec 8

Conference House Colonial Christmas

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Tour the beautifully-decorated Colonial manor house. Enjoy live music and free refreshments. Children may visit with "Father Christmas" who has a free gift for each visiting child.

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