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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 26, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug27

Back to School Carnival

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the end of summer with a carnival-inspired afternoon of family fun and games, with school-themed prizes and giveaways!
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

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!

Aug27

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!

Aug27

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!

Aug27

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.
Peninnah Schram will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Snow Queen" and Judith Heineman will share the H.C. Andersen story "Seven Brothers".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Aug27

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

Aug27

Community Paddle

at Starlight Park South Entrance, Bronx, Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a canoe trip within estuary of the Bronx River.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Aug27

Family Activity Day: Make Colonial Toys

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy colonial games in the park and make toys children enjoyed 250 years ago, such as a whirligig.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug27

GreenThumb Workshop: Seed Saving

at Maggies Magic Garden, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
As we approach the end of the growing season, learn how to save seeds in preparation for next year.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

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