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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 16, 2017


Storefront Science: What Do Animals Do During Winter?

at Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
We've heard that bears hibernate and squirrels hide their acorns, but what do other animals do when winter is coming? What changes do they make? Why do animals prepare for winter?
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids

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Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art out of paper.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Thanksgiving, Winter Holidays

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Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours


Gracie Mansion Conservancy Family & Community Holiday Open House

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
New York City families and residents alike are invited to visit Gracie Mansion to learn about the history, view the "New York 1942" art installation, and see the Mansion dressed for the holidays.
Category: Education, Art, History, Tours, Winter Holidays


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


Wreath Making Workshop

at Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island

2:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Learn how to make your own wreath from scratch with treasured keepsakes, ribbons, and natural objects like fresh thyme, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Winter Holidays


Objects That We Found in the Well: Music by Nani FM

at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Objects That We Found in the Well is a music performance by Nani FM resulting from a year-long exploration of public and private space in NYC through the use of music and sound.
Category: Concerts


Book Talk with Author Bob Brody: 'Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age'

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Full of different emotions and experiences that come with what Bob Brody describes as a milestone, it is a book that tells his story and it is one that you do not want to miss.
Category: Talks


Candlelight Tours

at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Candlelight Tours is a magical excursion. Imagine walking through an entire historic town at night guided by the glow of old-fashioned lamps.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Winter Holidays


Arts. Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Holiday Swing

at St. John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a great afternoon of jazz by veteran drummer Phil Young and his band, an uptown legend who has a musical career drumming for the likes of George Benson and Dizzy Gillespie.…
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Seniors

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