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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 14, 2012 (x) to December 29, 2018

Friday, December 1, 2017

Dec 1

Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land.
Category: Art
Free!

Dec 1

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

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

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.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 1

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 1

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

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

11:30 a.m.12:15 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 1

CANCELLED: It's My Park at Murray Playground

at Murray Playground, Queens

1:15 p.m.3:15 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Queens Paideia School to do a general cleanup and rake leaves at Murray Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Dec 1

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Thanksgiving, Winter Holidays
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 1

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Winter brings great beauty and inspiration for little artists to get creative.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 1

Annual Community Tree Lighting

at Baisley Pond Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
There will be live performances, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Clause and elves, and the tree lighting and sing-a-long starting at 6:00 p.m.! Tree decorating starts at 4:00 p.m.!
Category: Festivals, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Dec 1

Girls Volleyball Club Team Tryouts

at Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
We welcome you to try out for our girls volleyball traveling team. Participants must be ages 13 to 17.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

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Dec 1

Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

at Abingdon Square, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Come enjoy hot cocoa from Le Pain Quotidien, complimentary holiday cookies, caroling, photos with Santa (bring your own camera), and a tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. with Santa Claus!
Category: Festivals, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

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