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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec 5

Our Solar System

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Category: Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Berries, Bark and Trees: A Winter Walk with Benjamin Swett

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Follow author and photographer Benjamin Swett and Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a bracing walk to discover the joys of the garden in winter.…
Category: Nature, Tours, Talks, Seniors

Dec 5

Wildlife Viewing: Seal Exploration

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
As the temperatures drop, seals migrate south through open water and often call the Bronx home for the winter.
Category: Nature, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Whimsical Winter Wonder...Opening Reception

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
his year's exhibition features works from painters, photographers, textile designers, and more.
Category: Art, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec 5

Community Holiday Tree Lighting

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Holiday Tree Lighting - an all day event appealing to both children and adults, offering more activities and entertainment for everyone where stories & songs of various holiday…
Category: Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Must See
Event
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

Must See
Event
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

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