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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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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug19

Bees and Beekeeping Information Station

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Aug19

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Rockaway Caribbean Carnival

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens This is an Accessible location, Beach 20th Street and Mott Avenue, Queens

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Join a celebration of various cultures, arts, and history of Rockaway and traditions through a display of festivities and grand carnival.
Category: Dance, Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug19

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Whatever Floats Your Boat with Ian Gerson

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
While learning about the NYC’s waterfronts, we will experiment with creating our own floatable sculptures equipped with wind-up propellers, sails, and other methods to make them move.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug19

Honey Extraction Demonstration

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug19

Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Category: Nature, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug19

Family Day

at Wayanda Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member I.Daneek Miller for an afternoon of games, face paitning, crafts, health screenings, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

District 28 Family Day

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 and Council District 28 for an afternoon of inflatables, games, music, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Back to School

at Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Donovan Richards for an afternoon of games, inflatables, music, crafts, popcorn, cotton candy, and more!
Category: Festivals, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Celebrate simple fun with live music and free kite-making for children (kites while supplies last).
Category: Accessible, Festivals, Best for Kids, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

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