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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.

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from December 18, 2018 to December 28, 2019

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dec18

Arsenal Gallery: 36th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at The Arsenal (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Experience the holiday season through this fun and whimsical exhibition. Nearly 40 participating creative individuals reinvent a familiar holiday symbol using an array of unconventional materials.
Category: Accessible, Art, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec18

6th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 6th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… exhibition featuring the works of emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around.
Category: Accessible, Art
Free!

Dec18

Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation of the Conference House

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn about a few of the women involved and the formation of the Conference House Association. Enjoy photos and memorabilia which show the joy of their success.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Talks, Seniors, My Summer House NYC
Free!

Dec18

Union Square Holiday Market

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Shop for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists. Open daily. Weekend hours are Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Category: Markets
Free!

Dec18

Adults Creative Crochet

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn to make a decorative border on a receiving blanket. Must have knowledge of crochet basics.
Category: Accessible, Arts & Crafts
Free!

Dec18

Santa’s Corner

at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Meet Santa and his helpers for a free holiday photo! This event starts at 12:30 p.m. on December 16 and 23.
Category: Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec18

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and The Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Dec18

Kid's Le Petit Art-Mini Coloring Book

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Kids make their own, personalized mini coloring book for the holiday season
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec18

Free Skate with Santa

at Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Skate for free with Santa + the first 100 attendees can pick up a voucher for a free hot chocolate!
Category: Fitness, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec18

NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness
Free!

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