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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

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!

Dec17

A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Museum

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 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 19th-century holiday style.
Category: Art, Theater, Winter Holidays, Seniors

Dec17

Paranormal Investigation

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Learn the history of the mansion as well as the basics of ghost hunting while possibly communicating with some of the Morris-Jumel Mansion's former residents.
Category: History

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dec18

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, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Dec18

Christmas Bird Count: Central Park

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of the park.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec18

NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

at East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx

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
Free!

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