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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 30, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug 27

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Peninnah Schram will share the H.C. Andersen story "The Snow Queen" and Judith Heineman will share the H.C. Andersen story "Seven Brothers".
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 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

Aug 27

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours

Aug 27

Community Paddle

at Starlight Park South Entrance, Bronx, Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a canoe trip within estuary of the Bronx River.
Category: Nature, Kayaking and Canoeing, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 27

Family Activity Day: Make Colonial Toys

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy colonial games in the park and make toys children enjoyed 250 years ago, such as a whirligig.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

GreenThumb Workshop: Seed Saving

at Maggies Magic Garden, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
As we approach the end of the growing season, learn how to save seeds in preparation for next year.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Aug 27

Bike New York: Bike Practice Session Package

at East River Bikeway at the Sixth Street Bridge (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our free package of a Learn to Ride – Adults class and a Bike Practice Session are designed to get you riding with confidence and competence after just two classes, two hours each, a week apart.
Category: Sports
Free!

Aug 27

CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park

at Chelsea Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 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 27

Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 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 27

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, Best for Kids, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids

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