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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 20, 2014

Dec20

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Dec20

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in…
Category: Art, History

Dec20

Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Night Hike

at Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Owls, deer, coyotes and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home.
Category: Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec20

Astronomy

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Category: Nature, Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec20

Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting

at Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Category: Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec20

Lighting of the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah

at Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Gather around the 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza to kick off the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.
Category: Holiday Lightings
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dec21

Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist Tuesday, September 30 through Sunday, January 17, in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery Fee: Free with…
Category: Art

Dec21

2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition is a cornerstone of the park's visual arts program and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth & innovation of the works on view.
Category: Art, Waterfront
Free!

Dec21

Holiday Train Show

at New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials.
Category: Kids, Winter Holidays

Best For
Kids
Dec21

Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes

at Wave Hill, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Choose from live evergreen boughs and their wonderful scents and textures to create a winter wonderland snow-globe box. Add inhabitants and decorate it with shiny foil, snowy shapes…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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