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Games

Get in touch with your inner child and come out to play a game or two. Challenge your family and friends to a few rounds and make new acquaintances while you’re at it. Bring your kids and enjoy a multitude of activities in a safe environment.

Games Events

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

PokéFit!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Kids bring their smartphones using the game app, Pokémon GO, and we go out, exercise, and look for wild Pokémon together around the neighborhood!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval

at Williamsbridge Oval , Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn to play sports at Williams Bridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others…
Free!

Aug 25

Youth Tech Workshop: Game Design Using Scratch

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Middle-school-age kids learn how to create games for their smartphones using Scratch.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Come Play at Historic Harlem Parks this Summer

at Playground (in St. Nicholas Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Historic Harlem Parks for a free afternoon of basketball, hula hooping, board games, and more at our PlayMobile.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Water Games

at Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Splash through the summer with games like water balloon relay race, sponge soaker, duck duck splash, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Youth Tech Workshop: Code Combat!

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Kids 10-14 will use Code Combat to learn code to help them explore forests and dungeons.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Youth Tech Workshop: Makey Makey Inventions

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Kids aged 9-13 will learn how to use food, water, their own graphite drawings, and Play-Doh sculptures to create game controllers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

PokéFit!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Kids bring their smartphones using the game app, Pokémon GO, and we go out, exercise, and look for wild Pokémon together around the neighborhood!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 26

Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval

at Williamsbridge Oval , Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn to play sports at Williams Bridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others…
Free!

Aug 26

Youth Tech Workshop: Game Design - Parks Scavenger Hunt

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Students create a 2D scavenger hunt to explore the history of NYC Parks historic landmarks and monuments.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 26

Youth Tech Workshop: Pokemon Go Training Cards

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Create your own Pokemon trading cards using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 26

Queens Summer Field Day

at Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come join us for an afternoon of sports, games, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 26

Youth Tech Workshop: Makey Makey Inventions

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Kids aged 9-13 will learn how to use food, water, their own graphite drawings, and Play-Doh sculptures to create game controllers.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 26

Game Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event.
Free!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug 27

Family Activity Day: Make Colonial Toys

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy colonial games in the park and make toys children enjoyed 250 years ago, such as a whirligig.

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

Central Park Conservancy Chess Lecture and Simul Series

at Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at our special chess lecture and simul series.
Free!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 28

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aug 30

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 30

Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval

at Williamsbridge Oval , Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn to play sports at Williams Bridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others…
Free!

Aug 30

Game Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event.
Free!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 31

Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval

at Williamsbridge Oval , Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn to play sports at Williams Bridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others…
Free!

Aug 31

Game Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event.
Free!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sep 1

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 2, 2016

Sep 2

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
The West Side County Fair is a full day of carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 4

Omar's Summer Send-Off Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

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

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sep 8

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sep 9

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

Family Day

at Rufus King Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Lancman for a day of games, popcorn, a visit from The Nature Company, inflatables, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sep 11

Riverside Park Skate Jam

at Skate Park at 108th Street (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come to our annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th Street Skate Park with competitions, open skate, a raffle, food vendors, and all-day fun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sep 15

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sep 16

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

16th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open

at Bethesda Fountain (in Central Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to the largest outdoor chess tournament in the United States! There will be competitions for kids, teens, and adults at all skill levels.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 17

GreenThumb Harvest Fair

at Diamante Garden (in ) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sep 18

32nd Annual Medieval Festival

at Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

11:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sep 22

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep 23

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

Get Hooked: Children's Wildlife Education

at Southern waterfront just across the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
At Get Hooked, children have the opportunity to learn about the wildlife living in the waters surrounding Randall’s Island.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sep 29

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

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

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We unroll a giant chess board which you will stand on in the position of your chosen chess piece, and play the game with a group as a team.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sep 30

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo

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

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring your own food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night where each game's winner receives a prize from Summer on the Hudson!
Free!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

Fall Festival

at Victory Field (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall with live music, games, crafts, pumpkins, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens , Little Bay Parking Lot (in Little Bay Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a spooky, fun-filled afternoon, featuring crafts, games, rides, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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