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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 26, 2017

Aug26

It's My Park at Drew Playground

at Drew Playground, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing the Peace to help clean up Drew Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Aug26

Brooklyn Chess Festival

at Eastern Parkway, Classon and Washington Avenues (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn to play chess, sharpen your game, meet and play a chess master, and much more. Chess boards will be provided.
Category: Games
Free!

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Aug26

Pop-Up Pool Free Swim

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.
Category: Accessible, Sports
Free!

Aug26

Discovery Walks for Families: Conservatory Gardens

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 p.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut

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

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Veteran Donald Calliste leads a class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes combined with cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential. Bring your own mat.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug26

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Sports, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug26

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Robin Bady will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Beetle Who Went on a Journey" and Megan Wells will share the English story "Jack and the Beanstalk."
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Category: Art, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug26

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan Park

at New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of…
Category: Best for Kids, Theater
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

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