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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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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dec 4

Union Square Holiday Market

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park.
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec 4

High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit

at High Line Exhibition, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp…
Category: Art
Free!

Dec 4

Le Carrousel at Bryant Park

at Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to resources for community parks that need it most.
Category: Kids, Winter Holidays

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Kids
Dec 4

Bryant Park Holiday Shops

at Bryant Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec 4

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Dec 4

Riding the Waves Exhibit

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

1:00 p.m.
The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center will open Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere…
Category: Education, History, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Dec 4

Learn To Draw

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

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education
Free!

Dec 4

GreenThumb Garden Registration & License Renewal

at We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Inc., Bronx

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
All GreenThumb gardens under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation hold licenses that are set to expire on December 31, 2014. This registration…
Free!

Dec 4

18th Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting

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

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the season at our 18th Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up…
Category: Festivals, Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

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Dec 4

Wreath Interpretations Exhibition Opening

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.
Category: Art, Kids, School Break, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

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