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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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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dec 2

In Alice's Garden: Fall Service Day

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help us prepare our garden and grounds for next season.
Category: Art, History, Volunteer, Fall Foliage, It's My Park, Women's History Month, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 2

Evergreen Trees

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about the trees that remain green throughout the year. Paint a small wooden tree to take home and enjoy for the coming winter season. Ages 4-8 with chaperone.
Category: Best for Kids, Winter Holidays

Best For
Kids
Dec 2

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Dec 2

Family Volunteering at Washington Square Park

at Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Thousands of bulbs have been delivered to the Park and we need your helping hands (big and [Untitled design (27)] small) to plant them! Join us for a family volunteer day by the…
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Volunteer
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 2

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

Best For
Kids
Dec 2

Fort Tryon Kids: Conifers, Pine Cones, and Evergreens

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover various conifers and evergreens through art and create a collage of mixed media using recycled, natural, and other various materials.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 2

Hands on History: Make a Pomander

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about the winter holiday traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries and make your own scented pomander to take home! Then take a tour of King Manor Museum and learn about…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 2

Living with Urban Coyotes

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Come learn about one of our more fascinating neighbors—the coyote.
Category: Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 2

Our Solar System

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover the mysteries of the solar system and take a closer look at the sun.
Category: Education, Astronomy
Free!

Dec 2

Winter Wildlife Viewing

at Brookville Boulevard and Caney Road (in Brookville Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

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