NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:35:27 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[15th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square]]> Date: December 1, 2014

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Fifteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest holiday festival!

Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone.

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers, and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.

Over 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1-$4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m. Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening.

The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side holiday tree in Dante Park.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 581-3774

Location: Dante Park

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<![CDATA[Winter Village Tree Lighting]]> Date: December 2, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join us for the 9th annual Tree Lighting Show at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[18th Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting]]> Date: December 4, 2014

Celebrate the season at our 18th Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center and a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.

This event is free and family friendly! No organized groups, please. Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza, but stroller parking will be provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6675

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Canceled: St. Nicholas Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum]]> Date: December 6, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Explore New York City’s oldest house and experience the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas which evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus, with traditional music, treats, stories, and crafts.

Start the day off at 1PM with a traditional concert by colonial balladeer Linda Russell. Enjoy a special visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives on horseback at 2:30pm. Grab a carrot and feed St. Nicholas’s faithful horse before signing the Red Book of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice . Sip on cider as Sinterklaas tells the tale of The Bakers Dozen. Take your photo with Old St. Nick.

Games, food and crafts will continue throughout the day: Try your hand at colonial games, nosh on holiday food to warm your soul, create a traditional pomander, or decorate a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas before the tree decorating and lighting as the sun goes down.

$5 Adults, $3 Children, Tickets at the Door

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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<![CDATA[Colonial Christmas]]> Date: December 7, 2014

Check out the Candlelight Christmas market featuring the Conference House Collection: fine crafts, Steve Nutt redware, and wooden toys.

Enjoy free hot apple cider and cookies. There will be home-baked goods made from 18th-century recipes by the Conference House Auxiliary; herbs, crafts, and baked goods from the Staten Island Herb Society; a raffle drawing at 4 p.m., and a grand candle-lighting illumination at 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Celebration and Tree Lighting]]> Date: December 7, 2014

Ring in the season with a family-friendly event to celebrate winter. Enjoy live musical performances, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, sales in our Holiday Marketplace, and a tree lighting ceremony.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Madison Square Holiday 2014]]> Date: December 9, 2014

Join the Madison Square Park Conservancy in celebrating the holidays as they honor over 100 years of holiday tree tradition in Madison Square Park.

The countdown to the illumination of the Tree of Light begins at 5 p.m.

Free activities include horticultural instruction with Gardener Steph and Reading Rangers story time. Holiday treats will be provided by Hill Country Chicken and SD26 Restaurant and Wine Bar. Festive performances provided by Audra Rox and more.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Madison Square Park

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<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> Date: December 10, 2014

Children and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.

Santa Claus himself has promised to appear and lead the children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association provides complimentary songbooks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> Date: December 13, 2014

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party. Celebrate the season with the local community, enjoy live music you can sing and dance to by the All-City High School Chorus, make holiday decorations and count down with us to the lighting of the seasonal tree.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[Christmas Eve Caroling]]> Date: December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday with carols at the Washington Square Arch.

The Rob Susman Brass Quartet and the revelers from all over the city will gather to sing out the familiar tunes.

The words are in the songbooks distributed compliments of the Washington Square Association, but many will know them by heart. “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men” will ring out to remind us all of the true meaning of the holidays.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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<![CDATA[New Year's Eve Fireworks]]> Date: December 31, 2014

Kick off the New Year's with this beloved Brooklyn tradition. The celebration will get started with live entertainment and hot refreshments at Grand Army Plaza.

The best locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, inside the Park on the West Drive and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.

New Year’s fireworks and festivities are sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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