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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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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dec 2

Winter Wildlife Viewing

at Brookville Boulevard and Caney Road (in Brookville Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Dec 2

CANCELLED: Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Thanksgiving, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec 2

Gallery Tour

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow leads a tour of the current exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, "Call & Response," which showcases the site-responsive work of 50 Wave Hill alumni artists.
Category: Art, Tours

Dec 2

Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art out of paper.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Thanksgiving, Winter Holidays
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 2

5th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

at Great Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join family, friends, and neighbors in celebrating Astoria’s holiday tradition with music, magic, train rides, and much more.
Category: Concerts, Festivals, Winter Holidays, Waterfront, Holiday Lightings
Free!

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Event
Dec 2

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

Dec 2

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Dec 2

Bronx Little Italy Tree Lighting

at Ciccarone Park, Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays and listen to holiday music as you enjoy Italian cookies and hot chocolate. Santa will also be stopping by!
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Dec 2

Birding: Owls

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels. Registration is required for this program.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dec 3

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!

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