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Festivals

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New York City is filled with celebrations of all types. From Coney Island's Mermaid Parade to the Dance Parade, and beyond, parades and festivals large and small bring joy to people of all ages and interests.

Festivals Events

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening

at Owen Dolen Recreaton Center , Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After…
Free!

Dec 10

Winter Wonderland

at Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park) , Queens

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season with an evening of crafts, games, music, photo stations, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 10

Peace in the Park: Third Annual Winter Season Celebration

at Amersfort Park , Brooklyn

3:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This free, family-friendly event includes lighting of the park's beautiful 28-foot-tall Norway spruce holiday tree, as well as refreshments and entertainment.
Free!

Dec 10

Holiday on the Hudson

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate.
Free!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Dec 16

Christmas at the Square

at Owen F. Dolen Park , Bronx

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a family night out to meet Santa! Drink some hot chocolate or cider, enjoy both Christmas and dance music, and watch the Westchester Square Christmas tree come to life.
Free!

Dec 16

Winter Wonderland

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

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for an evening of games, fitness fun, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec 17

WBO Winter Wonderland

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for winter arts and crafts, carnival games, healthy snack program, and a visit from some special guests, including Santa!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 17

Holiday Party with Santa in Hudson Park!

at Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come get a free visit with Santa, including a 4” x 6” photo print, and a carriage ride around the adjacent park block. This year we will end the event by lighting up a holiday tree!
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening

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

4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After…
Free!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dec 21

Second Annual Tree Lighting at Railroad Park

at Railroad Park , Bronx

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season in the Bronx with our Second Annual Tree Lighting! Hot cocoa and snacks will be provided.
Free!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dec 23

Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening

at Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After…
Free!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dec 31

Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies Hike

at Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies! Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some…
Free!

Dec 31

New Year's Eve Fireworks: Prospect Park 150

at Grand Army Plaza , Brooklyn

11:00 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Help us kick off the celebration of the park's 150th anniversary with fireworks fun, live music, and more.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, January 20, 2017

Jan 20

Disco Get Down

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come dressed in your disco best for a night of indoor roller skating! We'll have a Live DJ, photo booth, and more. Skates will be provided. Socks are required, please bring a pair…
Free!

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