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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 11, 2012 (x) to December 26, 2018

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dec 3

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites…
Category: Best for Kids

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Dec 3

Heather Garden Conifers Tour with Author Leslie Day

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Find out which conifers pre-date the park, and which have been added in recent park restoration projects to add to the year-round beauty and horticultural appeal of the park.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec 3

Outdoor Skills: Orienteering and Compasses

at 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec 3

Winter Tree ID Hike (Light)

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Dec 3

Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours

Dec 3

Concert: Swingtime Big Band

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Be part of the tradition at Wave Hill and welcome in the holidays with authentic, 20-piece ensemble Swingtime Big Band's high energy performance of seasonal favorites & swing classics.
Category: Concerts, Winter Holidays

Dec 3

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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, History, Tours
Free!

Dec 3

Fort Greene Park Holiday Tree Lighting

at Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Stop by to take a picture with Santa Claus, enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies, listen to Manifest choir, and watch the tree light up at 5:00 p.m.
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

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Dec 3

Astronomy: Super Moon

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

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Using a reflecting telescope, The Urban Park Rangers will show you where the six Apollo missions that landed on the moon actually touched down.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Dec 4

My Grown Up & Me

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Tots explore their creative side and examine their surroundings in this free play time class. With the assistance of their grown up, children build their own Imagination Playground,…
Category: Best for Kids

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Kids

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