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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 26, 2017 to January 20, 2018

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug20

Queens Botanical Garden Activity Table

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Every weekend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please stop by our activity table to create something new.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - African Cuban Caribbean Jazz

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Expect to hear African-Caribbean jazz music featuring rhythms from around the world.
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug20

Outdoor Movie Night: Motorcycle Diaries (Spanish, English Subtitles)

at Field 42 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:10 p.m.
Watch the 2004 biopic about the early travels of Ernesto "Che" Guevara outdoors under the stars.
Category: Nature, Film, Free Summer Movies, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, August 21, 2017

Aug21

The Fence

at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

12:00 a.m.11:59 p.m.
This year's installation will explore the themes of Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, Play, and Food. Find THE FENCE throughout the park.
Category: Art
Free!

Aug21

Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works.
Category: Accessible, Art, Seniors
Free!

Aug21

Pop-Up Pool Free Swim

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

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.
Category: Sports
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug21

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Aug21

Bryant Park Language Classes

at Bryant Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.
Category: Education
Free!

Aug21

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Dirty Dancing

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

5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Seventeen-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) goes on vacation with her family to a resort in the Catskills. Baby is bored until she meets hunky professional dancer Johnny (Patrick Swayze).
Category: Festivals, Film, Free Summer Movies, Food
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug21

Drum Circle

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Bring your own hand drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teacher.
Free!

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