This Week in Parks – Adventures NYC, free Philharmonic concerts, and more!

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This Week in Parks:

Jun 21, 2015 – Jun 24, 2015

Citywide Highlights

Adventures NYC

Adventures NYC

We’re bringing rock climbing, kayaking, and more to Central Park on Saturday, June 20, all for free. Explore the great outdoors in your backyard.

Community Parks Initiative Programs

Community Parks Initiative Programs

Learn about our latest push to help parks in underserved neighborhoods, with free fitness classes, games and sports for kids, mobile libraries, and more.

Free Philharmonic Concerts

Free Philharmonic Concerts

The New York Philharmonic is performing for free at five different parks this June. Make sure to catch a show, and stay for the fireworks afterward.

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Join or watch the city’s largest art parade on Saturday, June 20 at Coney Island, as hundreds of merfolk promenade across Surf Avenue and the boardwalk.

Sing for Hope Pop-Up Pianos

Sing for Hope Pop-Up Pianos

Fifty artist-decorated pianos have been placed around New York City. Play a tune on one of them, on display until June 21.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Intermediate Canoeing 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Burnett Street and Avenue U, Marine Park, Brooklyn

Summer Solstice 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

Tide Pool Exploration 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Orchard Beach Nature Center, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival at the Urban Meadow Garden 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Urban Meadow Community Garden, Brooklyn

Summer 2015 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Billings Lawn, Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

Take Dad Out to the Ball Game 1864 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Make Music New York Presents: Sousapalooza 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Upper Terrace, Bryant Park, Manhattan

Summer Solstice Celebration at Socrates Sculpture Park 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Music in the Park: Yesterday & Today – A Beatles Tribute 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway, Rockaway Beach, Queens

Monday, June 22, 2015

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Ghostbusters 5:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. at Bryant Park Lawn, Bryant Park, Manhattan

NY Phil Concerts in the Parks & Fireworks: Cunningham Park 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at 193rd Street Field, Cunningham Park, Queens

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: AbDominator 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Midland Beach Splash Plaza, Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, Staten Island

From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale 7:30 p.m.–9:45 p.m. at Target Bronx Community Garden, Bronx

NY Phil Concerts in the Parks & Fireworks: Van Cortlandt Park 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at Broadway and 251st Street, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Washington Square Music Festival 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. at Garibaldi Plaza, Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bryant Park Reading Room: Author Talk by Candace Bushnell 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. at Reading Room, Bryant Park, Manhattan

Arsenal Gallery: Living Landmarks Opening Reception 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Arsenal, Central Park, Manhattan

NY Phil Concerts in the Parks: Snug Harbor 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at Snug Harbor, Staten Island

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio Present: POP-UP ARTE + STORYTELLING 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. at Mae Grant Playground, Mae Grant Playground, Manhattan

Summer in the Square: Signature Fhix 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at North Plaza, Union Square Park, Manhattan

Summer in the Square: Bayside! The Musical 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at South Plaza, Union Square Park, Manhattan

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