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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 9, 2017

Dec 9

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 9

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!

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Kids
Dec 9

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 9

Children's Sculptures in Central Park

at Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Central Park is well-known for its collection of outdoor sculpture, which includes war memorials, historical figures, and important works of 19th-century art — but probably the…
Category: Nature, Art, History, Tours

Dec 9

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!

Dec 9

Kids Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with Northern Manhattan Parks' wildlife.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Wildlife
Free!

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Event
Dec 9

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Concerts, Dance, Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Waterfront, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 9

Candlelight Tours

at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Candlelight Tours is a magical excursion. Imagine walking through an entire historic town at night guided by the glow of old-fashioned lamps.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Winter Holidays

Dec 9

Birding: Owls

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike, as we listen for calls and look for this nocturnal bird of prey.
Category: Birding, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Dec10

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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