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10 Fun Things to Do While School's Out For Presidents' Week

1. Find our presidents

George Washington monument at Williamsburg Bridge Plaza

Do you know where to spot our presidents around NYC? Visit our Presidents in Parks page to find out.

2. Go ice skating

 Ice Skating at the Le Frak Center in Prospect Park

Grab some skates and hit the ice! Our rinks are open all week in all five boroughs. Find a rink near you >

3. Visit the Zoo

Brown Bears at the Bronx Zoo

Check out these Brown Bears at the Bronx Zoo. (Photo: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS) Find a zoo near you >

4. Explore our parks

Nature exploration in Central Park

Join an adventure with the Urban Park Rangers and get hands-on with our nature programs.  More info >

5. Hit the slopes

Sledding in Crotona Park

There's still plenty of snow around to go sledding with friends and family. Find a sledding hill near you >

6. Enjoy indoor fun at Prospect Park

Lefferts House in Prospect Park

In Brooklyn? Stop by for arts & crafts, games, animal encounters & much more all this week. Info

7. Spot the American Bald Eagle

The American Bald Eagle

When it's cold out, it is the perfect time to spot our national bird soaring over the Hudson River. Join us >

8. Hang out in our playgrounds

Canarsie Park playground

Keep your kids both socially and physically active while school's out this week. Find a playground >

9. Get a free youth rec center membership

Basketball at Hansborough Rec Center

Our centers are equipped with ball courts, computer rooms, pools, fitness facilities and more! More info >

10. Play our online games

Animal Detective game

Help your kids learn about NYC's parks, wildlife and history with these fun interactive games. More >

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