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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

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Aug 11

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Come out and see the stars, planets, and the moon from Brooklyn Bridge Park!
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Aug 11

Movies Under the Stars: Wait Until Dark

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

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Wait Until Dark is an innovative, highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller…
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Aug 11

Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6

at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Robotics prodigy Hiro lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is ...
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

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Kids
Aug 11

Cinema LIC Outdoor Movie: August Rush

at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Separated by events they could not control but bound by love and by music, three people search for what they lost and what will make their lives complete - each other.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies, Waterfront
Free!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12

Baby & Me: Engaging Baby's Imagination

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join the activities that engage your baby's imagination: stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and more.
Category: Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
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

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