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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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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Jan 3

Christmas in the Colonies

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy Van Cortlandt House decked out in its holiday finery for Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night.
Category: Winter Holidays

Jan 3

Family Art Project: Create Your Year–Hello, 2016!

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn the meanings and signs represented by animals in the Chinese New Year calendar and Spirit Animal teachings of Native Americans. Let’s see—what animal will you be this…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 3

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Jan 3

Nature Exploration (Moderate)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Jan 3

Botanical History Tour with Author Leslie Day

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the garden's history, future, and secrets from Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Jan 3

Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Seniors

Jan 3

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

Jan 3

Arts, Culture & Fun's Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Quadrantids Meteor Shower

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This astronomy program features the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe the Quadrantids meteor shower. All equipment is provided.
Category: Best for Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 3

Arts, Culture & Fun's Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Quadrantids Meteor Shower

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system. This program will feature the use of telescopes to observe the Quadrantids meteor shower. All equipment is provided.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, January 4, 2016

Jan 4

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited…
Category: Art, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

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