The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New YorkAug 8, 9am - 5pmFlushing Meadows Park
A colorful Hong Kong tradition returns to New York City - the 25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF NY) the oldest, largest, most traditional dragon boat festival in the US.

In Celebration of the "Year of the RAM," the Board of Directors of the 25th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) has announced that this free multicultural festival and sporting event will be held Saturday, August 8th & Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY. The Festival will be held rain or shine.

Photo credit: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival New York (HKDBF NY)
Visit the website Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival(718) 767-1776
Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt ParkAug 8, 8 am - 9:30 amVan Cortlandt Park West 246th Street and Broadway
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audubon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.
Van Cortlandt Nature Center
Visit the website New York City 691-7483
Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers ParkAug 8, 1pm - 4pmWest 125 Street
Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

In today's event, Sammie & Tudie will provide a slapstick thrill ride of fun at the Comedy Magic Circus.
West Harlem Piers Park
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