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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 August 25, 2016 to April 25, 2026

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug26

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
Aug26

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!

Aug26

PokéFit!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Kids bring their smartphones using the game app, Pokémon GO, and we go out, exercise, and look for wild Pokémon together around the neighborhood!
Category: Nature, Fitness, Games, Best for Kids, Hiking
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

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!

Aug26

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!

Aug26

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
Aug26

Food Scrap Compost Workday

at Bainbridge Avenue Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Ever wonder how we turn food scraps into compost? Join us at our compost workdays to learn the hands-on skills involved in transforming food scraps into compost.
Category: Education, Volunteer
Free!

Aug26

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
Aug26

Youth Tech Workshop: Game Design - Parks Scavenger Hunt

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Students create a 2D scavenger hunt to explore the history of NYC Parks historic landmarks and monuments.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug26

Youth Tech Workshop: Photoshop Animated

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Students use photography and Photoshop to create basic animations.
Category: Accessible, Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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