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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 19, 2015

Dec 19

Astronomy in Central Park

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 19

Christmas Lighting of the Tree 2015

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us as we light the tree with a special guest Santa.
Category: Accessible, Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dec 20

Christmas Bird Count Central Park

at South Pump Station (85th Street & 5th Avenue) (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and Central Park Conservancy in this annual tradition to count birds in every section of the park.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 20

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!

Dec 20

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

Dec 20

Hatha Yoga

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji,…
Category: Fitness, Seniors

Dec 20

Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Walk among Wave Hill’s majestic conifers with their wonderful scents and textures. Then, using live pine boughs we provide, create a winter wonderland resembling a snow globe.…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

Best For
Kids
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, 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!

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