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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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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec 12

Inwood Owl Prowl

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family and find out as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 12

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual tree lighting and community warming celebration where we welcome the season with friends and family.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Waterfront, Seniors, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 12

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 12

Astronomy: New Moon

at Fort Totten Park, Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
With no moonlight to interfere, this is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters.
Category: Best for Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 12

Birding: Owls

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, its a great time of year to spot owls that are migrating south, and might spend the winter in New York City's parks.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights; New Moon

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.. Weather permitting there will…
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors, Astronomy
Free!

Dec 12

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The shower produces up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak! All equipment provided.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 12

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn

at Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the lighting of the menorah with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dec 13

Winter Wildlife Viewing

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
As we near the winter season, its a wonderful time of year to spot birds which migrate to New York City's parks.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec 13

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.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!

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