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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 12, 2013

Dec12

Animal Encounter

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, Talks
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec12

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.
Celebrate the lighting of the holiday tree with an evening of jazz.
Category: Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec12

Lecture: Urban Cemeteries -- Managing Cemeteries for Wildlife Habitat

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

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Urban Cemeteries are islands of opportunity for birds and other pollinators as well as the native flora they benefit from. Urban naturalist Don Riepe looks at how some NYC cemeteries attract wildlife...
Category: History, Talks
Free!

Dec12

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

at Frederick Douglass Circle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle for a holiday sing-along and tree lighting with local singers and musicians.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec12

Seniors' Holiday Dance

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, Queens This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come join us for a free evening of dancing, music, refreshments, giveaways and more!
Category: Dance, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec12

CANCELLED: Brooklyn Movie Night: Gremlins

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Watch this monster movie classic for free as part of Brooklyn Movie Nights, playing throughout the borough in November and December.
Category: Film, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec12

A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Benefit

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

7:00 p.m.
A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House - Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic…
Category: Kids, Theater, Winter Holidays

Best For
Kids
Dec12

A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

7:30 p.m.
Summoners Ensemble Theatre and the Merchant’s House Museum announce A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House Museum. John Kevin Jones recreates his outstanding solo…
Category: Theater, Winter Holidays

Friday, December 13, 2013

Dec13

Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"

at Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park), Manhattan

6:00 a.m.
Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)" featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Art, Tours
Free!

Dec13

Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional…
Category: Nature, Art

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