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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 26, 2015

Dec 26

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec 26

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

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dec 27

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. No advance registration required.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Dec 27

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 27

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

Dec 27

Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Alice Austen's beloved home, Clear Comfort, was her muse and her window onto the world at the entrance to the New York Harbor. The vantage point from Clear Comfort is…
Free!

Dec 27

Historic New York: Monuments of Prospect Park

at Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This guided walk will lead through the paths of Prospect Park as your Ranger guide retells the stories and forgotten history behind many of the monuments placed within.
Category: History
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 27

Winter Photography Hike (light)

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of outdoor photography and practice your skills as you are guided past amazing views and natural wonders found in Astoria Park.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 27

Birding: Owls

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Winter is the best time of year to spot owls roosting in New York City's parks. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 27

Animal Tracking

at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
By the end you may be able to distinguish common dog tracks from those of wild coyotes.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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