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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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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dec 16

Holiday Tree Lighting

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join Our Lady of Refuge Church and the Catholic Churches of Brooklyn for the lighting of the Christmas tree at Grand Army Plaza.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

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Dec 16

Christmas Tree Lighting

at Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the spirit of the season with the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club. Come to the annual tree lighting celebration at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec 16

GreenThumb Workshop: Composting Leaves in the Garden

at El Coqui Community Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The com­post increases the porosity of the soil, raises the fertility, diminishes the strain on landfills and creates a living “blanket” over your plants.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec 16

Arts, Culture & Fun: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra Open Rehearsal

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come join us as we kick start a dynamic listening experience with members from the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (HRO) band.
Category: Concerts, Seniors
Free!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dec 17

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

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

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Dec 17

Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition

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

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its annual Whimsical Winter Wonder exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx.
Category: Art, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec 17

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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, Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 17

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 17

External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This series of oil paintings by artist Sarah Yuster depicts artists in situ at various Staten Island locations, specifically preserved natural areas and parks.
Category: Art, Seniors
Free!

Dec 17

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

at Maine Monument (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays
Free!

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