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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 27, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug27

CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park

at Chelsea Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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
Aug27

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.
Category: Education, Games
Free!

Aug27

Community Improvement Garden Community Day

at Community Improvement Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us at Community Improvement Garden for an day of food, refreshments, activities for kids, prizes, live entertainment, and face painting!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Sand Castle Contest

at Beach 116 (in Rockaway Beach), Queens

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Participants will build sandcastles at this 18th annual contest. The event includes activities with the Urban Park Rangers, refreshments, and prizes for several age categories.
Category: Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Plein Air Paintings of the Bartow-Pell Gardens

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Paintings created outdoors capture the changing light and atmospheric mood of the historical landmarks and hidden treasures of the Bartow-Pell gardens and grounds.
Category: Art

Aug27

Back to School

at Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Council Member Donovan Richards for attractions such as inflatables, sports and fitness, live DJ, popcorn, cotton candy and more!
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Omar's Summer Celebration at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Faces of Cuba Exhibition Closing Reception

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This photo exhibit is the result of a "people to people" exchange in which the artist participated last October. he various images convey the artist's impressions of Cuba and the Cuban people.
Category: Accessible, Art
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug27

Adaptive Flag Football

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
All is welcome to participate in our Adaptive Flag Football League. Sign up today!
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Sports
Free!

Must See
Event

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