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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 November 6, 2012 (x) to December 30, 2017

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dec13

Saint Nicholas: The Saint Who Became Santa

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

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Food historian and author Peter G. Rose will discuss the history and life of Dutch Saint Nicholas as well as his transformation into Santa Clause during the 19th Century. Combining…
Category: Education, Food, Winter Holidays, Talks
Free!

Dec13

Tree and Menorah Lighting

at Brower Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. for the lighting of the holiday tree and menorah in Brower Park.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec13

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the lighting of the menorah with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights, The Geminids Meteor Shower

at Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.
Category: Education, Nature, Seniors, Astronomy
Free!

Dec13

Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting in Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Gather around the 32-foot-tall menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the annual Jewish Festival of Lights.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Dec14

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited…
Category: Art, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

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Dec14

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

at Maine Monument (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec14

External Forces: An Exhibit by Artist Sarah Yuster

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
This series of oil paintings by artist Sarah Yuster depicts artists in situ at various Staten Island locations, specifically preserved natural areas and parks.
Category: Art, Seniors
Free!

Dec14

Exhibition: Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Alice Austen House's 30th Anniversary exhibition brings to light the history of the museum’s National and New York City Landmark building, tracing its path from one-room…
Category: Art, History
Free!

Dec14

Exhibition: Alice Austen Everyday: A Photo Series Inspired by Place

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

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Alice Austen's beloved home, Clear Comfort, was her muse and her window onto the world at the entrance to the New York Harbor. The vantage point from Clear Comfort is…
Free!

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