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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec 19

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec 19

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History, Women's History Month

Dec 19

Astronomy in Central Park

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 19

Christmas Lighting of the Tree 2015

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us as we light the tree with a special guest Santa.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dec 20

Christmas Bird Count Central Park

at South Pump Station (85th Street & 5th Avenue) (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and Central Park Conservancy in this annual tradition to count birds in every section of the park.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 20

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. No advance registration required.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Dec 20

Holiday Train Show

at New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials.
Category: Art, Winter Holidays

Dec 20

Hatha Yoga

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji,…
Category: Fitness, Seniors

Dec 20

Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Walk among Wave Hill’s majestic conifers with their wonderful scents and textures. Then, using live pine boughs we provide, create a winter wonderland resembling a snow globe.…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 20

Birding: Waterfowl

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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