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Weekend Fun

July 23 - 24

Here are some highlights of free and low-cost things to do in our parks this weekend. For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

1. Check out Sunset Park Pool

Sunset Park Pool

This week marks 80 years since the pool first opened in 1936. Plan a visit and come enjoy this lovely neighborhood park and pool in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Admission is free and the pool is open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. More info about Sunset Park Pool > 

2. Go hiking with our park rangers

Morningside Park

On Sunday, join our Urban Park Rangers on a hike through some of northern Manhattan's most loveliest settings. Our hike will start at Morningside Park and end at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem. More info about this hike > 

3. Plan a beach day at Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach

There's so much to do and see at Rockway Beach. Come catch the waves, go for a stroll on the boardwalk, and enjoy the many yummy foods nearby! More info about Rockaway Beach >

4. Go on a canoeing/kayaking trip

Hunts Point Riverside Park

Enjoy New York City's wonderful views as you paddle along our waterfront parks. Find an upcoming canoeing/kayaking event > 

5. See a free movie in the park

movie in the park

Showing this weekend: Zootopia, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Inside Out, and The Wizard of Oz. View movie locations and showtimes >

6. Volunteer at a local park


Help fix up parks in your neighborhood while making new friends! Find an upcoming volunteer event > 

7. Go birding with our experts in Van Cortlandt Park


On Saturday, join NYC Audubon on a birding adventure through Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Event info > 

8. Go dancing in the park


From roller disco parties and quiet clubbing to tango lessons and one huge Zumbathon, find fun ways to learn a new move or to just enjoy a night of dancing in the park. Find an upcoming dance event >

9. Join a nature hike in High Rock Park


We'll go looking for frogs, snakes, and turtles, as we hike through Staten Island's Greenbelt. More info > 

10. Celebrate the Bronx's diversity


It's International Day at St. James Park this Saturday! Come enjoy folk art, old-school games, live performances, crafts, and more! More info >

11. Learn how to fish


We'll teach you the basics! Join our Urban Park Rangers for free fishing lessons in the park. Find an upcoming fishing clinic > 

12. Check out this free concert at Riverside Park


On Sunday, join Summer on the Hudson for an evening of jazz by the waterfront. More info > 

13. Come to Alice Austen's 150th birthday party

Alice Austen birthday celebration

Celebrate the life and legacy of this famous photographer with live music, Victorian dress-up, food, face painting, and more! Event info > 

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