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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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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dec 3

NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

at East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Dec 3

Family Art Project: Candles, Snowflakes and Stars

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful, clay-like wax, mix and mold your own image of winter onto a candle, or weave a spectacular string-star or symmetrical, button snowflake.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Dec 3

Christmas in Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Historic Richmond Town comes alive with horse and wagon rides, the Holy Child Bell Choir, the Richmond Recorder Ensemble, seasonal piano music by Jennifer Materna, & holiday storytelling.
Category: Education, History, Best for Kids, Markets, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town

Must See
Event
Dec 3

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Dec 3

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Whether it be cold, rain, sleet, or snow you will experience how to build a shelter out of natural materials. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec 3

Pre-Concert Tea

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas.
Category: Food

Dec 3

Christmas in the Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit as Christmas in the Garden returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live musical performances, photos with Santa, and more.
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town

Best For
Kids
Dec 3

Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For
Kids
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

Best For
Kids
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!

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