This Week in Parks – Free Learn to Swim Classes, Only in Queens Summer Festival, Family Camping, Discovery Day at Freshkills

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This Week in Parks:

Jun 24, 2016 – Jun 29, 2016

Citywide Highlights

Summer Learn to Swim Classes

Summer Learn to Swim Classes

Registration is open! Enter the lottery to take our free swimming classes, available for adults and kids.

Only in Queens Summer Fest

Only in Queens Summer Fest

The Only in Queens Summer Festival this Sunday features free tours of historic World’s Fair sites, food and crafts from Queens International Night Market, a scavenger hunt, and a free concert, featuring Ginuwine, Kid ‘n Play, Mack Wilds, and more!

Family Camping

Family Camping

Enter the lottery for free camping adventures with our Urban Park Rangers. We’ll bring the tents!

Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt

Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt

Unlock the secrets of Randall’s Island with a treasure map and orienteering courses for both kids and adults!

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

Be among the first to see the great views and trails of the world’s largest landfill-to-park project.



Kick off Fourth of July weekend with fireworks at these free celebrations in our parks.

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 24, 2016

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Born This Way 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. at Lefrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park, Brooklyn 

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks 9:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. at West 10th Street, Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk, Brooklyn 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Field 62 – 63, Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan 

Make It Slow! 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at 14th Street Passage, The High Line, Manhattan 

The Battery Fair 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at The Battery Oval, The Battery, Manhattan 

Kayaking 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn 

GROW Brooklyn Festival 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Recreation Center, 

Basic Canoeing 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Crotona Nature Center, Crotona Park, Bronx 

Intermediate Canoeing 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. at Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive, Bayswater Park, Queens 

Romance Literary Festival 2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, Roger Morris Park, Manhattan 

Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. at Beach 108th Street Roller Rink, Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, Queens 

Paranormal Investigation 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, Roger Morris Park, Manhattan 

Movies Under the Stars: Michael Jackson’s This Is It 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. at Carmansville Playground, Carmansville Playground, Manhattan 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Battery Fair 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at The Battery Oval, The Battery, Manhattan 

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Freshkills Park Event Entrance, Staten Island 

Festival de las Flores 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens 

NYC Pride March 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue, Manhattan 

Only in Queens Summer Festival 1:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens 

Drawing in the Garden with a Model 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden, Manhattan 

Poetic Inventions: Electricity, Enlightenment, Expression 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Lewis H Latimer House, Lewis H Latimer House, Queens 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, Central Park, Manhattan 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Upper Terrace, Bryant Park, Manhattan 

Central Park Special Staff-Led Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South, Central Park, Manhattan 

Tour of Gracie Mansion 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. at Gracie Mansion, Carl Schurz Park, Manhattan 

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio Present Pop-Up Arte 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. at Cherry Tree Park, Cherry Tree Park, Manhattan 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Concert: Reds, Whites, and Bluegrass 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, Roger Morris Park, Manhattan 

New York Salutes America Fireworks Extravaganza 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. at Orchard Beach Pavilion, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx 

Bryant Park Spelling Bee 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Reading Room, Bryant Park, Manhattan 

Central Astoria LDC 2016 Independence Celebration 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at Astoria Park Lawn, Astoria Park, Queens 

Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz 8:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, Heritage Park, Staten Island


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