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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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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dec 20

Birding: Waterfowl

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 20

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 20

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

at Maine Monument (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.8:00 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 20

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 20

Brunch With Santa

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet Santa and his elves, create fun holiday art projects and enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus plus much, much, more.
Category: Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 20

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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 20

Union Square Holiday Market

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Shop for the holidays at Union Square Park!
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec 20

A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ walking in the footsteps of the wealthy mercantile families whose mansions once lined the cobblestone streets.
Category: History, Tours

Dec 20

Meditation

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led byYoga for…
Category: Fitness, Seniors

Dec 20

Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Park Lane and Union Turnpike (in Forest Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This long, one-way hike explores Forest Park’s history and nearby neighborhoods. Participants chosen by lottery: enter at www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, December 9th.
Category: History, Hiking
Free!

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