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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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from September 10, 2013 (x) to August 30, 2017

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec 5

Woodlawn's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

at Bus Turnaround (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
There will be caroling, hot chocolate and cookies, a Toys for Tots toy drive, and a special visitor from the North Pole!
Category: Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Winter Celebration and Tree Lighting

at Irving Square Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Irving Square Park and elected officials for the Winter Celebration and tree lighting in the park.
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec 5

Birding: Owls

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, its a great time of year to spot owls which are migrating south, and might spend the winter in NYC Parks.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Santa Claus’ Pajama Story Time

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Hear the traditional story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas followed by a visit from Santa Claus!
Category: Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

at 58th Street Between Woodside and Roosevelt Avenues (in Sohncke Square), Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Woodside on the Move for a holiday celebration in the park, featuring complementary hot chocolate, cookies, and a special visit from Santa.
Category: Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 5

Annual Tree Lighting

at Mayda Road and Brookville Blvd (in Brookville Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Brooville Park for their annual tree lighting in the park!
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dec 6

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. No advance registration required.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Dec 6

Touch Tour for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Using sample fabrics and materials, Morris-Jumel’s team of educators will lead a special touch tour of the Mansion designed for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired.
Category: Accessible, Education, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 6

Family Art Project: Peeking into the Season

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
As winter creeps in, we’ll create small, flip-open, paper dioramas—holiday cards or calendars with secret, hide-away rooms for the season. Then join visiting…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Dec 6

Hatha Yoga

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji,…
Category: Fitness, Seniors

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