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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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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Aug 11

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 11

A.M. Stretch

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.
Category: Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug 11

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug 11

Iron Kids Competition

at Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Get ready to have some fun! Come out and compete in Manhattan Recreation's Swim/Run competition. Space is limited to the first 100 children ages 6-13 years. Towel, swim suit and…
Category: Fitness, Best for Kids, Sports, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 11

Bryant Park Juggling

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 11

Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Grab your lunch for special lunchtime performances by The New School for Jazz. Let these incredible artists provide the soundtrack for your meal while enjoying the park's beauty.
Category: Concerts
Free!

Aug 11

Summer Sports Experience at Corporal Thompson Field, Staten Island

at Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks at Corporal Thompson Field on Thursdays from 12:00pm-2:00pm to play Flag Football. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.
Category: Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Aug 11

Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum…

Aug 11

CANCELLED: Hatha Yoga and Meditation

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Aug 11

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by LiteFM DJs.
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater
Free!

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