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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.

Viewing 6 events
from December 4, 2016 to December 18, 2016
in Astronomy (x) category

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec10

Astronomy: Long Nights Moon

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Using a reflecting telescope, the Urban Park Rangers will show you where the 6 Apollo missions that landed on the moon actually touched down.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dec11

Astronomy: Mercury at Elongation

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Dec11

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
See one of the best meteor showers in the heavens, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak, which is predicted to take place on December 14.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec17

Astronomy

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dec18

Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec18

Ursids Meteor Shower

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Ursids Shower originate near the constellation Ursa Minor, or the Little Dipper. It is active during the period spanning December 17 to 23.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

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