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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 August 21, 2017 to January 20, 2018

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Aug22

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Gracie Mansion Conservancy presents New York 1942. Our newest installation marking the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion as the official mayoral residence.
Category: Art, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Aug22

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!

Aug22

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Aug22

Game Design with RPG Maker: Youth Tech Workshop

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker. Your friends can play your game as the heroes you create.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, Best for Kids, Youth Tech Workshops
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Garden Kitchen Lab: Youth Tech Workshop

at St. Johns Recreation Center, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Kids use cameras and learn about nutrition and agriculture, and eat yummy Brooklyn-grown snacks in this two-day workshop!
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids, Food, Youth Tech Workshops
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Chalk Art Day

at Junction Playground, Queens

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a day of chalk art fun and other activities with our Kids in Motion staff.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Chef Master: Youth Tech Workshop

at Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Participants will learn about the science of healthy and delicious eating, alongside the art of cooking and digital photography!
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Art, Best for Kids, Food, Youth Tech Workshops
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

The Buzz about Bees

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
A local beekeeper and educator from Beezy Bees Honey visits to show a demonstration hive and beekeeping equipment, teach about different types of pollinators, and offer advice about how to attract pollinators to outdoor spaces.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors, Wildlife
Free!

Aug22

Kids Mixed Media Arts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Using magazine cut-outs and decorative party napkins, we will create cute greeting cards and decoupage containers.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug22

Bryant Park Knitting Class

at Upper Terrace Gravel (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education
Free!

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