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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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from October 5, 2012 (x) to December 30, 2017

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec19

Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This guided hike through Fort Greene Park will challenge your photography skills as you work to complete a photo scavenger hunt.
Category: Nature, Art, Hiking
Free!

Dec19

Cold Weather Survival Skills

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn skills and methods to survive in the wild as the temperature plummets. Participants are chosen by lottery, enter the lottery on Wednesday, December 9. Appropriate for ages 8 and up.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec19

Children's Bridge Building Workshop

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how bridges can hold heavy trucks suspended over thin air? Join Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science to explore the form and function of bridges.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec19

Santa's Corner

at Deck (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Santa stops by Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park for free photo opportunities.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec19

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Dec19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Studio Lighting Photo Workshop

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and set up for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose and experience different lighting effects. Melanieā€¦
Category: Education, Art, Seniors
Free!

Dec19

Holiday Spectacular

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun activities, including a bounce house, games, photos with Santa, crafts, movies, music, and more!
Category: Film, Games, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec19

Holiday Family Karaoke

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for the final day of the two days of singing, togetherness, fun and karaoke. Bring your friends and family along!
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec19

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec19

Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.
Category: Art, Seniors
Free!

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