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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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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dec18

NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 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, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Dec18

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 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, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Dec18

Family Art Project: Pine Scents and Sensations

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Walk among the majestic, wonderfully scented and textured conifers at Wave Hill. Then create a winter-wonderland display using live pine boughs we provide.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec18

Birding: Waterfowl

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec18

What Do Animals Do During Winter?

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join Dr. A for an exploration of the changes animals undergo before and during winter.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec18

Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Dec18

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Dec18

Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.
Category: Nature, Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec18

A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the season with this unique retelling of a holiday classic, set in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor decorated in…
Category: Art, Theater, Winter Holidays, Seniors

Dec18

Ursids Meteor Shower

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Ursids Shower originate near the constellation Ursa Minor, or the Little Dipper. It is active during the period spanning December 17 to 23.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

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