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JUNGLE GYM FUN The Central Park Playground Party combines outdoor fun with a fund-raiser to maintain the park’s 21 playgrounds. Live music and food are offered, along with plenty of quality time with jungle gyms. Tonight, 5 p.m., Heckscher Playground, Seventh Avenue and Central Park South, between 61st and 63rd streets, 212-310-6617, $80 general, $45 children.
CLOWNING AROUND The Big Apple Circus presents “Grandma Goes to Hollywood,” a send-up of the glamour and glitz of the movie town. The event benefits Outreach Project, a Queens-based drug and alcohol treatment center for adolescents and adults. Tonight, 6:30 p.m., Cunningham Park, Horace Harding Expressway at Grand Central Parkway, Fresh Meadows, Queens, 718-847-9233 ext. 310, $14-38.