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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 17, 2016

Dec17

Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec17

Eco Art Social: Storymaking with Clay

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hear traditional nature mystery folktales from throughout the world. Then, using story prompts, imagine a tale, and and build clay sculptures to use during your own storytelling.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec17

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec17

Holiday Party with Santa in Hudson Park!

at Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come get a free visit with Santa, including a 4” x 6” photo print, and a carriage ride around the adjacent park block. This year we will end the event by lighting up a holiday tree!
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

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Event
Dec17

Tiny Hand-Made Books

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Parents and children will create a unique hand-made book, together, using recycled paper, cardboard, paper, threads, and other materials.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Free!

Dec17

Soccer Aerobics

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn, play, and compete in soccer. Have fun while learning and practicing this exciting game.
Category: Sports, Seniors

Dec17

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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
Free!

Dec17

CANCELLED: 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
Dec17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After…
Category: Art, Festivals, Film, Seniors
Free!

Dec17

Astronomy

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

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