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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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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Learn To Draw

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

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education


Westchester Square Business Improvement District's Holiday Celebration

at Owen F. Dolen Park, Bronx

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Presented by NYC Councilman James Vacca, this Westchester Square holiday event is a Christmas spectacular! Experience Santa's Village, a visit from Santa and his reindeer, toys and a Christmas tree lighting.
Category: Festivals, Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town

Best For

17th Annual Jackie Robinson Park Lights of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony

at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Jackie Robinson Park Conservancy for their annual tree lighting and tribute to the greats.
Category: Festivals, Holiday Lightings

Must See

RecYouth Fall/Winter Screening 2014

at North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Have a creative teen? Get them involved in RecYouth, Parks' free video, audio, photography and graphic design program. Just come to this screening!
Category: Education, Games


Art Exhibit: From Nests to Nets

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance in partnership with Audubon NY welcomes artist Rebecca Jewell to display her newest exhibit,From Nests to Nets.
Category: Nature, Art, History, Tours, Talks


NYC Compost Project: Teacher Wormshop

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom. This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling, and responsibility.
Category: Education, Nature


2nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

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

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join family, friends, and neighbors in celebrating Astoria's new holiday tradition.
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings


NYC's Aquatic 'Gentle Giants': An Evening Talk with Paul Sieswerda, Executive Director of Gotham Whale

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Paul Sieswerda, Executive Director of Gotham Whale will give an evening talk and presentation on the increasing number of whales being found off the shores of NYC.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks, Waterfront

Must See

Friday, December 12, 2014


Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist Tuesday, September 30 through Sunday, January 17, in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery Fee: Free with…
Category: Art

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