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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 9, 2012 (x) to December 30, 2017

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dec27

Historic New York: Monuments of Prospect Park

at Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This guided walk will lead through the paths of Prospect Park as your Ranger guide retells the stories and forgotten history behind many of the monuments placed within.
Category: History
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec27

Winter Photography Hike (light)

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of outdoor photography and practice your skills as you are guided past amazing views and natural wonders found in Astoria Park.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec27

Birding: Owls

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Winter is the best time of year to spot owls roosting in New York City's parks. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec27

Animal Tracking

at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
By the end you may be able to distinguish common dog tracks from those of wild coyotes.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec27

Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours, Talks, Seniors

Dec27

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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: History, Tours
Free!

Dec27

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History, Women's History Month

Monday, December 28, 2015

Dec28

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!

Best For
Kids
Dec28

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!

Dec28

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!

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