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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 29, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Aug 17

Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island.
Category: Art
Free!

Aug 17

Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval

at Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Learn to play sports at Williams Bridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others…
Category: Fitness, Games, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Aug 17

Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Summer Sports Experience every M-F at J Hood Wright Recreation Center from 10:00am-6:00pm welcomes children ages 6-14 to learn different sports such as soccer, softball, flag…
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

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!

Aug 17

A.M. Stretch

at Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.
Category: Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug 17

Kids Express

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Kids will engage in activities that encourages self expression through process-oriented art—allowing for individual expression.
Category: Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug 17

Summer Sports Experience at Midland Beach, Staten Island

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

11:00 a.m.6:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks at Midland Beach on Wednesdays from 11:00am-6:30 pm to play basketball, and volleyball. 11:00am-12:00pm Youth Basketball Clinics; Ages…
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Bryant Park Juggling

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 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

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