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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 January 17, 2013 (x) to December 30, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dec31

Ranger's Choice: Birding Van Tour - Owls

at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Winter is the best time of year to spot owls as the leaves are gone, making it harder for them to hide. The days are also shorter, which is perfect for our nocturnal residents
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec31

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
Dec31

Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies

at Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some of the pathways of lower Central Park to see where some of these iconic films were made.
Category: History
Free!

Dec31

Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies Hike

at Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies! Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some…
Category: Accessible, Education, Nature, Art, Festivals, Film, History, Talks, Seniors, Hiking
Free!

Dec31

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!

Dec31

Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec31

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
At the World's Largest Menorah every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the children.
Category: Holiday Lightings
Free!

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!

Must See
Event

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jan 1

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

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