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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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from July 23, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Friday, August 19, 2016

Aug 19

Summer Sports Experience at Grandview

at Grandview Playground (in The Big Park), Staten Island

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks at Grandview Playground on Fridays at 3:00pm-6:0pm to play Soccer and Volleyball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 19

Summer Sounds: High and Mighty Brass Band

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This dynamic crew combines classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug 19

Game Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event.
Category: Games, Seniors
Free!

Aug 19

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances Series - Art of Stepping

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you dance styles.
Category: Accessible, Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Labyrinth

at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

7:45 p.m.9:45 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Category: Accessible, Art, Festivals, Film, Free Summer Movies, Seniors
Free!

Aug 19

Movies Under The Stars: The Little Mermaid

at Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Aug 19

Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic Park III

at Playground 103 CIII, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors. Sam Neill returns as Dr. Alan Grant, a scientist…
Category: Film, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Aug 19

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks

at West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk), Brooklyn

9:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.
Category: Festivals, Fireworks
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug 20

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

12:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This festival for all ages celebrates simple fun with live music all day and kite-making kits provided free for children (while supplies last).
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Van Cortlandt Track Club

at Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. For local running tips, visit vctc.org.
Category: Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

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