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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 June 25, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aug 18

Bryant Park Yoga

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 18

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 18

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

at South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Theater, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Aug 18

Movies With a View: A League Of Their Own

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug 18

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 18

Zumba Under The Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay

at Beach 108th Street Roller 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 18

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Come out and see the stars, planets, and the moon from Brooklyn Bridge Park!
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Aug 19

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Aug 19

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 19

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

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