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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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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dec 8

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!

Dec 8

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the lighting of the menorah with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec 8

Fundraising for GreenThumb Garden Groups

at Ranaqua: Bronx Parks Headquarters, Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Partnerships for Parks invites GreenThumb gardeners to this Partnership Academy workshop to learn how to put together a fundraising plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to…
Free!

Dec 8

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park

at Bridge (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. No advance registration required.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Dec 8

Holiday Celebration & Concert

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Please join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance for a holiday celebration that will feature a performance by Vy Higginsen's (The Mama Foundation) Gospel Teens Choir. Tree Lighting,…
Category: Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dec 9

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 9

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
Dec 9

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 9

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 9

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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