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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.

Viewing 2,121–2,130 out of 3,849 events
from May 27, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Aug 4

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.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.
Category: Accessible, Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, History, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug 4

Jazz at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Socrates and The Jazz Foundation of America have teamed up to present a dynamic debut series of jazz in the park, featuring an eclectic range of live music by Queens-based musicians.
Category: Concerts, Art, Free Summer Concerts, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 4

Zumba Under The Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay

at Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk), Queens

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 4

Short Story 1.0 Writers Workshop

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers' workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect your writing.
Category: Education, Art
Free!

Aug 4

Temptations Revue Featuring Grammy Award Winner Barrington Henderson

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
This dynamic show spans more than a decade of the great harmonies and dance steps that made the Temptations famous!
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug 4

Movie: The Goonies

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Seven young friends from a small town find themselves on a thrilling underground adventure as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate One-Eyed Willie.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Aug 5

Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 2016 summer season with an exhibition of contemporary photography that highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.
Category: Art
Free!

Aug 5

Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

9:15 a.m.4:45 p.m.
The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly introduction to sports for kids!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Landmark

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, the park presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically.
Category: Accessible, Art, Waterfront
Free!

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