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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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Sunday, December 17, 2017


Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Fitness, History, Hiking


Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours


It's My Park at Skyline Playground

at Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help beautify Skyline Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park


Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.
Category: Accessible, Best for Kids, Sports

Best For

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

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

1:00 p.m.1:45 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

Christmas Tree Trimming, Lighting, and Caroling

at Marion Hopkinson Playground, Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Help Marion Street Park Block Association trim this year's Christmas tree! Bring your own ornament, or use one of theirs. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, and sing carols!
Category: Festivals, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings


Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours


Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors


Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.
Category: Nature, History, Astronomy, Wildlife

Must See

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for kids.
Category: Concerts, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings

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