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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec 5

St. Nicholas Day at the Wyckoff House Museum

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore New York City’s oldest house and experience the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas which evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus, with colonial music, treats,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Festivals, Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town

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Dec 5

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Dec 5

CANCELLED: Le Petit Art

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.
Category: Art
Free!

Dec 5

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

Dec 5

Woodlawn's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

at Bus Turnaround (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
There will be caroling, hot chocolate and cookies, a Toys for Tots toy drive, and a special visitor from the North Pole!
Category: Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Winter Celebration and Tree Lighting

at Irving Square Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Irving Square Park and elected officials for the Winter Celebration and tree lighting in the park.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec 5

Birding: Owls

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, its a great time of year to spot owls which are migrating south, and might spend the winter in NYC Parks.
Category: Birding, Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Santa Claus’ Pajama Story Time

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Hear the traditional story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas followed by a visit from Santa Claus!
Category: Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

at 58th Street Between Woodside and Roosevelt Avenues (in Sohncke Square), Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Woodside on the Move for a holiday celebration in the park, featuring complementary hot chocolate, cookies, and a special visit from Santa.
Category: Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Annual Tree Lighting

at Mayda Road and Brookville Blvd (in Brookville Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Brooville Park for their annual tree lighting in the park!
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

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