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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 19, 2015

Dec19

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Dec19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Studio Lighting Photo Workshop

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and set up for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose and experience different lighting effects. Melanie…
Category: Education, Art, Seniors
Free!

Dec19

Holiday Spectacular

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun activities, including a bounce house, games, photos with Santa, crafts, movies, music, and more!
Category: Film, Games, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec19

Holiday Family Karaoke

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for the final day of the two days of singing, togetherness, fun and karaoke. Bring your friends and family along!
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

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Event
Dec19

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec19

Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.
Category: Art, Seniors
Free!

Dec19

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

Dec19

Astronomy in Central Park

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec19

Christmas Lighting of the Tree 2015

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us as we light the tree with a special guest Santa.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dec20

Christmas Bird Count Central Park

at South Pump Station (85th Street & 5th Avenue) (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and Central Park Conservancy in this annual tradition to count birds in every section of the park.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

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