NYC Parks Events Calendar
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.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th-century farming village of Flatbush. Learn how to make a candle, watch a master spinster spin wool thread, and enjoy Dutch treats.
Category: History, Food, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Thursday, November 29, 2018
at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the season at our Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Waterfront, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Friday, November 30, 2018
at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park), Staten Island , Great Lawn (in Conference House Park), Staten Island
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Join the Conference House as we welcome the holidays by singing Christmas carols, while the historic house is illuminated from within.
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Saturday, December 1, 2018
at Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground), Brooklyn
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
We will be handing out coffee, bagels and dog treats, and taking (free) photos with props! We all love a clean run - pick up a rake or broom and join us to help spruce things up!
Category: Games, Dogs, Volunteer, Food, Winter Holidays
at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day!
Category: Art, History, Winter Holidays
at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Create your own festive holiday wreath and learn about the types of conifers on a visit to Queens Botanical Garden’s Pinetum. All materials included.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Education, Nature, Winter Holidays
at Cedar Grove Avenue and Cedar Grove Court, Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to help prepare for the annual Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas tree trimming event by performing a…
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park, Winter Holidays
at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground), Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Used and rare book dealers from around Brooklyn will be on hand selling one-of-a-kind books, ephemera, and other items ideal as gifts for the holidays.
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays
at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sip hot cider, play colonial games, meet St. Nicholas, decorate the tree for the tree lighting, and more as we celebrate the holidays at NYC's oldest house.
Category: Concerts, Games, History, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a special performance of excerpts from Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s new production “Navidad,” featuring live music and dance that celebrate U.S. and Mexican Christmas traditions.
Category: Accessible, Dance, Art, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors