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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 29, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12

Compost Workdays

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents.
Category: Education, Nature, Volunteer, Food
Free!

Aug 12

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp - Session One

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Campers are immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century as they wear period clothing, and make and play 18th century toys and games.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Games, History, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Aug 12

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 12

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 12

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 12

Summer Sports Experience at Levy Playground, Staten Island

at Levy Playground (in Levy Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join NYC Parks at Levy Playground on Castleton and Jewett Ave. on Fridays from 10:00am-11:30am to play basketball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports, Summer Sports Experience
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 12

New Roots Community Farm Work Day

at New Roots Community Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us as we partner with the International Rescue Committee and provide this urban farm with summer garden care for their vegetable plants and flower beds.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

Aug 12

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 12

Taiwan: A World of Orchids

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend of live music.
Category: Education, Concerts, Nature, Art, Markets

Aug 12

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!

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