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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

Dec16

Birding: Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Dec16

Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
What can you use to build a fire? Explore this Forever Wild site with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for different materials and ways to construct a fire.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec16

Farmhouse Family Day

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

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Art, History, Best for Kids, Tours
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec16

Winter Wonderland

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks in an afternoon of family relay races, crafts for children and adults, a photo op with Santa Claus, snacks, and a movie!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec16

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Dec16

Cold Weather Survival

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec16

Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec16

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites…
Category: Best for Kids

Best For
Kids
Dec16

Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec16

Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Thanksgiving, Winter Holidays
Free!

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