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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 July 23, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug 20

Pier 2 Family Field Day

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy obstacle courses on the play turf, bocce games, four square, shuffleboard, basketball clinics, handball, and fitness classes!
Category: Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 20

Kayaking

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock!
Category: Fitness, Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 20

Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island.
Category: Art
Free!

Aug 20

Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park

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!

Aug 20

Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Invasive Removal

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join New York Restoration Project's efforts to restore the north end of Highbridge Forest to its native flora.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug 20

Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Category: Dance, Festivals, Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug 20

Tai Chi

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
These classes offer the opportunity to learn the Taoist method, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.
Category: Fitness, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 20

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
April Armstrong will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Tea Pot" and Laura Bobrow will share "A True Life Story".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 20

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Aug 20

GreenThumb Workshop: A-Frame Sandwich Board Garden Sign Demo

at Melrose New Generation Community Garden, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this workshop, you will learn how to build a welcoming A-frame/sandwich bulletin board to invite neighbors into your community garden.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education
Free!

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