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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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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug20

Performance: Volker Goetze Secret Island

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Alice Austen House Museum for an audio-visual picnic concert inspired by stories of the “forgotten borough” Staten Island.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Art, History, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Aug20

The Great Miguelino at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Summer Waterfront Celebration at Pier 42

at Pier 42, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Bring friends and family to enjoy the breeze on the waterfront!
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Waterfront, Fishing
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug20

Gospel Fest

at Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join Assemblyember Vivian E. Cook and NYC Parks for an evening of Gospel performances!
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug20

Kayak Staten Island

at Page Avenue Beach, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore! Children aged 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Category: Nature, Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug20

Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends

at North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug20

Hudson Warehouse Presents: Henry V

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Led by a war time correspondent, we follow King Henry as he politically positions himself and his military campaign across France in his quest to take what he believes is rightfully his.
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater
Free!

Aug20

Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Batman Movie

at Col David Marcus Playground (in Colonel David Marcus Playground), Brooklyn

7:45 p.m.9:15 p.m.
This 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film focuses on the DC Comics character Batman as he attempts to overcome his greatest fear to stop the Joker's latest plan.
Category: Accessible, Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Movies Under the Stars: Rock 'N' Roll High School

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Everyone's high school fantasy is played out in this wild, rocking movie about clever, rebellious teens who battle their militaristic principal and literally blow their high school to pieces.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Aug20

Outdoor Movie Night: Motorcycle Diaries (Spanish, English Subtitles)

at Field 42 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:10 p.m.
Watch the 2004 biopic about the early travels of Ernesto "Che" Guevara outdoors under the stars.
Category: Nature, Film, Free Summer Movies, Waterfront
Free!

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