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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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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Dec 8

Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony at Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

12:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with an afternoon of family fun, including a winter Garden tour, botanical crafts, and live musical performances, as well as our Holiday Marketplace.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Nature, Festivals, Kids, Markets, Food, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings

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Dec 8

Emergency Preparedness: Knot Tying

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

1:00 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.
Category: Education

Dec 8

Moderate Nature Exploration Hike

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
The Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City, and places often off limits to the general public.
Category: Nature, Waterfront

Dec 8

Lefferts Historic House: 2nd Floor Tours

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the unique architecture of Lefferts Historic House on this special tour.
Category: History, Kids, Tours, Talks

Best For
Dec 8

26th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour

at Kingsland Homestead, Queens

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Seven historic sites in Queens invite you to celebrate the holiday season and learn about the houses and their unique histories. Each site will offer special activities and delicious…
Category: Education, Festivals, History, Tours, Winter Holidays, Talks, Seniors

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Dec 8

Wreath-Making Workshops

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Make a beautiful evergreen wreath at our enjoyable workshops.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Winter Holidays

Dec 8

Herbalism: Seasonal Spa

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Does the holiday season tend to stress you out? If so, enjoy an afternoon at the scenic and serene Greenbelt Nature Center while learning more about aromatherapy and the herbs and teas…
Category: Nature

Dec 8

Central Park Tour: Views From the Past

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Dec 8

History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Kids

Best For
Dec 8

Holiday Tree Lighting

at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the East Village Parks Conservancy and the Tompkins Square Park Neighborhood Coalition for the lighting of the holiday tree in celebration of the season.
Category: Holiday Lightings

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