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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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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jul 8

Mint Family Reunion Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Spearmint, basil, coleus, and lemon balm are just a few members of the mammoth mint family. Meet and greet some of these herbs and ornamental “mints” on a midsummer stroll
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Jul 8

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Jul 8

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jul 8

Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
On Saturdays, visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Jul 8

CANCELLED: Rangers Choice: Family Camping and Fishing

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Join the Rangers for an overnight adventure that includes some evening fishing and a night in the park. Participants are chosen by lottery. Register on Wednesday, June 28.
Category: Family Camping
Free!

Jul 8

Fort Tryon Kids: Firefly Pajama Party

at Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join Eva Neves, artist and educator, for a fun night of crafts, games, stories, and firefly catching!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

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Jul 8

Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Join Amateur Astronomers Association to look and learn about the stars at night.
Category: Accessible, Education, Waterfront, Astronomy
Free!

Jul 8

Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets

at Paul Raimonda Playground, Queens

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Jul 9

The Fence

at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

12:00 a.m.11:59 p.m.
This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE throughout the park.
Category: Art
Free!

Jul 9

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

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

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

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