Despite kids going back to school in parts of the country, August is still officially summer and the National Park Service and National Park Foundation continue to encourage everyone to “find your park.” As part of the National Parks Centennial Celebration, New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts a free park day, in partnership with Subaru.

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Happy 100th birthday to the National Park Service! Find your park at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo credit: National Park Service

Free in New York – Park Fun in Brooklyn

Summer can’t be over yet! There are still a couple of weeks until Labor Day. Even if college kids and public school children in the South have gone back to school, there is still plenty of summer officially left. In fact, the calendar says fall doesn’t even start until September 22. And, the National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016.

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Find your New Jersey park in Brooklyn? Park Exchange on August 22. Credit: National Park Service

So the Park Exchange, part of the National Parks Centennial Celebration, is a great way to enjoy summer and to find your park. A “Park Exchange,” going on all summer brings parks to life in urban areas. The program culminates in New York City, when Thomas Edison Park, a National Historic Park in New Jersey, crosses the Hudson River. Brooklyn Bridge Park, in Brooklyn, hosts a free day-long event on Monday, August 22, 2016

The day long festivities go from 1-10pm, and include:

  •   Sand-art
  •   Corn-hole
  •   Temporary tattoos
  •   Games and prizes
  •   Games, learning stations and giveaways from American Express, Subaru, Coca-Cola

Highlights of the Free in New York City Fun Include:

  •  1:30 – 3:30pm – Ice cream social with Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
  •  2 – 4pm – Musical performance by kid-friendly band, Ramblin’ Dan
  •  5:45 PM – 6:45pm – Surprise musical performance
  •  7:45 PM – Interactive experience controlling the color of the One World Trade Center Spire and transforming the NYC skyline, hosted by Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • 8 – 10pm – DJ set  by Questlove

To get more information, follow #FindYourPark on Twitter.