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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 30, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dec31

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: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Dec31

Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec31

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Category: Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec31

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec31

Third Annual Coney Island New Year's Eve Celebration

at West 19th Street and Boardwalk (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk), Brooklyn

9:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Enjoy live entertainment, side show performances, free rides and free ice skating beginning at 6:00 p.m., and a fireworks show off the beach and boardwalk at midnight!
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Games, Best for Kids, Sports, New Year's Eve, Fireworks
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec31

NYRR Midnight Run and Fireworks at Central Park

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
The Start Area and Pre-Race Festival will be open to registered runners and their guests only. The general public may still view fireworks from south of 72nd Street inside the park.
Category: Festivals, Sports, New Year's Eve, Fireworks

Must See
Event
Dec31

New Year's Eve Fireworks: Prospect Park 150

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

11:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Help us kick off the celebration of the park's 150th anniversary with fireworks fun, live music, and more.
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids, New Year's Eve, Winter Holidays
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jan 1

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.9:00 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!

Jan 1

NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park), Queens

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!

Jan 1

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

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

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!

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