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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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from November 21, 2012 (x) to April 25, 2026

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dec 3

19th Annual Dana 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.
Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.
Category: History, Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

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Dec 3

Artist Talk & Reception: Matthew Jensen and The Wonder Under

at 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Matthew Jensen will discuss his new exhibition on display at 99 Plymouth.The Wonder Under uses collection and photography to explore the place histories of public spaces in NYC.
Category: Art, History, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 3

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Wreath Interpretations

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for the opening reception of popular holiday exhibition Wreath Interpretations. Celebrate the holiday season with the 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional…
Category: Art, Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 3

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

at Park House (in McKinley Park), Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Please join Senator Golden as the neighborhood celebrates the start of the Christmas Season.
Category: Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, December 4, 2015

Dec 4

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 4

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 4

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 4

Children's Story Time & Art

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

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers.
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 4

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!

Dec 4

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

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