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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 5, 2015

Dec 5

Wildlife Viewing: Animal Tracking

at Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of animal tracking, and allow your Urban Park Ranger guide to lead you to wild sections of the park to identify the animals which call it home.
Category: Nature
Free!

Dec 5

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec 5

It's My Park at Grandview Playground

at Continental Place and Grandview Avenue (in The Big Park), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to sweep, rake, and weed the playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Dec 5

Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.
Category: Best for Kids, Sports
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Our Solar System

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Category: Best for Kids, Astronomy
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Berries, Bark and Trees: A Winter Walk with Benjamin Swett

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Follow author and photographer Benjamin Swett and Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a bracing walk to discover the joys of the garden in winter.…
Category: Nature, Tours, Talks, Seniors

Dec 5

Wildlife Viewing: Seal Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
As the temperatures drop, seals migrate south through open water and often call the Bronx home for the winter.
Category: Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Whimsical Winter Wonder...Opening Reception

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
his year's exhibition features works from painters, photographers, textile designers, and more.
Category: Art, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec 5

Community Holiday Tree Lighting

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Holiday Tree Lighting - an all day event appealing to both children and adults, offering more activities and entertainment for everyone where stories & songs of various holiday…
Category: Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

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Event
Dec 5

St. Nicholas Day at the Wyckoff House Museum

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Explore New York City’s oldest house and experience the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas which evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus, with colonial music, treats,…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town

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