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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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from August 25, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug25

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!

Aug25

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…

Aug25

2016 Wheelchair Sports Federation Softball Clinics

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

5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The sport is very similar to traditional softball, but played by athletes using wheelchairs, with some differences in the rules.
Category: Accessible, Sports
Free!

Aug25

Beginner Chess Social

at 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.
Category: Education, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug25

Open Run Night

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize the world-class Icahn Stadium!
Category: Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug25

Movies With a View: Public Vote: The Sandlot

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Our Public Vote returns! Cast your vote for The Sandlot, Milk, or La Bamba.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Square Dancing!

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

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The folks at City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do!
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Talks, Waterfront, Seniors
Free!

Aug25

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.
Category: Accessible, Education, Dance, Festivals, Fitness, History, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug25

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Tootsie

at Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Take a tour of New York City's neighborhoods through movies at the 2016 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival.
Category: Festivals, Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug25

Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
This story follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution at her uncle's court to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden.
Category: Theater, Free Summer Theater, Shakespeare in the Parks
Free!

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