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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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 27, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Aug 17

Walking Meditation

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

8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors
Free!

Aug 17

Washington Square Park: Sacred Sounds Yoga Class

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Drop-ins are welcome. Classes are free and open to the public.
Category: Accessible, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors
Free!

Aug 17

Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Aug 17

Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 2016 summer season with an exhibition of contemporary photography that highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.
Category: Art
Free!

Aug 17

Faces of Cuba Exhibition

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The artist and group visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Music and art were everywhere and the crumbling Spanish architecture made for some interesting images
Category: Art
Free!

Aug 17

Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

9:15 a.m.4:45 p.m.
The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly introduction to sports for kids!
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Shape Up NYC: Walk, Jog, or Run with NYRR

at Running Track (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The scenic and early morning setting paints the perfect picture to train your cardiovascular strength and endurance.
Category: Fitness, Sports
Free!

Aug 17

Summer Fun for the Wee Ones

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Join Greenbelt Educators for a fun-filled summer adventure with stories, nature exploration, and sprinklers!
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Washington Square Park Kids Yoga

at NE Playground Area Seating Nook (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bring the kids to a yoga class at Washington Square Park!
Category: Fitness, Best for Kids, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more.
Category: Accessible, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

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