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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 27, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug27

AFROPUNK Festival Brooklyn

at Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This year's performers include Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Saul Williams, and more!
Category: Concerts

Must See
Event
Aug27

Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Don headphones and party on the pier with Summer on the Hudson and hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring two live DJs of different genres.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Festivals, Waterfront
Free!

Aug27

Movies Under the Stars: Kiddie Drive-In: "Cars"

at Betsy Head Playground (in Betsy Head Park), Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
In this Disney animated feature, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), a rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life isn’t all about the finish line, but about the…
Category: Accessible, Art, Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Stuart Little

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, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party

at Beach 108th Street Roller Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk), Queens

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Skate to incredible retro 70s, 80s, and 90s skate classics as the sun sets, the wave of the ocean crash beside you, and the salty sea air drifts through the rink.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Best for Kids, Outdoor Fitness, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug27

Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out

at The Lawn at Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

7:45 p.m.9:45 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free family film!
Category: Accessible, Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

at Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Aug27

Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

at Beach 59th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Ex-stormtrooper Finn, desert dweller Rey, and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker.
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Theater, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug27

Movies Under The Stars: Star Wars - The Force Awakens

at Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Aug27

Movies Under the Stars: King Kong (1933)

at St. Vartan Park, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

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