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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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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dec 9

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the lighting of the menorah with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec 9

Basketball Skills and Drills

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Youth and teens ages 12-17 years participate in this 10-week program that further teaches and strengthens athletic conditioning through basketball.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 9

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

at East 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues (in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, featuring the Angelus Choir followed by free hot chocolate and cookies at Dag's Cafe.
Category: Concerts, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec 9

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Gather around the 32-foot-tall menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 9

GreenThumb Workshop: Wreath Making

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. All supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbon to decorate your own handmade,…
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 9

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.
Category: Concerts, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 9

City Harvest: Food For Thought

at The Pzer Building, Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come share your thoughts and ideas about the City Harvest Healthy Neighborhoods initiative, including nutrition education, community partnerships, mobile markets, and more.
Free!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Dec 10

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Dec 10

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 10

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

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, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

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