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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.

Viewing 13,091–13,100 out of 13,485 events
from December 4, 2012 (x) to December 30, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

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

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!

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jan 1

Winter Holiday in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for family programming during the winter recess.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 1

'Come Calling' on New Year's Day

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Paying calls on friends and family on New Year’s Day was one of Old New York’s most cherished customs.
Category: History, Tours, Food, Winter Holidays, Talks, Seniors

Monday, January 2, 2017

Jan 2

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors.
Category: Art, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

Jan 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair

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

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine.
Category: Art, History
Free!

Jan 2

Winter Holiday in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for family programming during the winter recess.
Category: Education, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Jan 3

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Join us for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Jan 3

Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...".
Category: Art, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jan 3

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors.
Category: Art, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

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