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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 June 24, 2017 to January 20, 2018

Friday, August 4, 2017

Aug 4

Introduction to Meditation

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat of blanket to sit on.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 4

Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works.
Category: Accessible, Art, Seniors
Free!

Aug 4

Pop-Up Pool Free Swim

at Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.
Category: Sports
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 4

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug 4

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Jennifer’s Playground

at Jennifer's Playground, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:00 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
Aug 4

Adult Imaginative Arts

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get your imagination going. Create intriguing art to delight family and friends. For adults of all ages.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Art, Seniors
Free!

Aug 4

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing.
Category: Nature, Fitness, Volunteer, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Aug 4

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Free Summer Theater, Food
Free!

Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!
Category: Accessible, Festivals, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 4

Movie Night Across from Golden Pond: Space Jam

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

7:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Michael Jordan tries to save Bugs Bunny from aliens plotting to kidnap him. Voices: Billy West, Danny DeVito, Kath Soucie. Directed by Joe Pytka.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

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