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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 July 26, 2017 to January 20, 2018

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug12

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
Aug12

Handheld Games of the Past

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes, and 9-pin bowling.
Category: Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library

at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

2:45 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at SummerStage in Central Park as a part of Family Day

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of…
Category: Best for Kids, Theater, Free Summer Theater
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Hudson Warehouse Presents: Shakespeare Workout

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hudson Warehouse covers the elements of Voice Production, Acting, and Stage Combat in this workshop open to ages 13 and older.
Category: Education, Theater
Free!

Aug12

Phineas The Clown at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park), Queens

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Phineas the Clown currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick. Come see his show to see what he'll juggle next!
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Dance at Socrates

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its fifth season, bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront.
Category: Dance, Nature, Waterfront
Free!

Aug12

Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
On Saturdays, visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.
Category: Concerts, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Aug12

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on August 2.
Category: Nature, Family Camping
Free!

Aug12

Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: 13th Film Screening and Soul Train Tribute

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This 2017 Academy Award nominated documentary takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
Category: Concerts, Film, History, Free Summer Movies, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

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