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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

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec 19

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center Winter Wonderland

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Christmas, Eid e-Milad-un Nabi, Kwanza, Three Kings Day, Hanukah and Winter. Join us for winter arts and crafts, carnival games, healthy snack program,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 19

Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.
Category: Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 19

Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This workshop will come together every third Saturday to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques.
Category: Education, Talks
Free!

Dec 19

Children's Bridge Building Workshop

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how bridges can hold heavy trucks suspended over thin air? Join Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science to explore the form and function of bridges.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 19

Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This guided hike through Fort Greene Park will challenge your photography skills as you work to complete a photo scavenger hunt.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Dec 19

Cold Weather Survival Skills

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn skills and methods to survive in the wild as the temperature plummets. Participants are chosen by lottery, enter the lottery on Wednesday, December 9. Appropriate for ages 8 and up.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 19

Santa's Corner

at Deck (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Santa stops by Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park for free photo opportunities.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 19

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Studio Lighting Photo Workshop

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and set up for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose and experience different lighting effects. Melanie…
Category: Education, Art, Seniors
Free!

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