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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 14, 2019 to September 10, 2022

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Dec14

Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market

at Bowling GreenManhattan

11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Thirty authentic wooden chalets will be selling handcrafted gifts and Christmas ornaments from Alsace, France!
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Dec14

Explorer's Club: Navigating the Night Sky

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn how to use the night sky as a map by identifying key stars and constellations and earn a navigation stamp.
Category: Education, Astronomy
Free!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Dec15

Christmas Bird Count

at South Gate House of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Rerservoir (in Central Park)Manhattan

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of Central Park.
Category: Birding, Nature, Winter Holidays, Wildlife
Free!

Dec15

Ridgewood Reservoir Volunteer Work Day

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Highland Park's Ridgewood Reservoir is 50+ acres and sits atop a ridge rising above the surrounding Jamaica Bay outwash plain. It is divided into three basins, which are separated…
Category: Nature, Volunteer
Free!

Dec15

Winter Tree ID

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
For this program, we will explore Van Cortlandt Park while learning how to identify a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics.
Category: Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

Dec15

Park of the Month: Udall's Park Preserve

at Sandhill Road between Douglas Road and Aurora Pond (in Udall's Park Preserve)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
In the midst of a developed residential area, this 30-acre inlet off of Little Neck Bay is an important preserve and habitat area for northeastern Queens.
Category: Nature, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

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Dec15

Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market

at Bowling GreenManhattan

11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
Thirty authentic wooden chalets will be selling handcrafted gifts and Christmas ornaments from Alsace, France!
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Dec15

Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes

at East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression while learning about the local environment.
Category: Nature, Art
Free!

Dec15

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals.
Category: Education, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Dec15

Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House.
Category: History, Winter Holidays, Seniors, Home for the Holidays
Free!

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