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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.

Viewing 1–10 out of 1,020 events
from March 5, 2014 (x) to February 26, 2017
with keyword/phrase “central park tour” (x)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Dec18

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Wreath Interpretations

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 33rd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 50 fine artists, designers, and other spirited…
Category: Art, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec18

Emergency Holiday Toy and Coat Drive

at Litchfield Villa (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn, The Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, The Overlook (in Forest Park), Queens, Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island, Bronx Parks Department Headquarters, Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Every year the Friends of Kaiser Park host a winter coat and toy drive for the holidays. This year disaster struck and eight bags of coats and ten bags of toys disappeared from the…
Category: Winter Holidays, Waterfront
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec18

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

at Maine Monument (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Dec18

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec19

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

at Maine Monument (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays
Free!

Dec19

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, Tours
Free!

Dec19

Astronomy in Central Park

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided.
Category: Astronomy
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dec20

Christmas Bird Count Central Park

at South Pump Station (85th Street & 5th Avenue) (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and Central Park Conservancy in this annual tradition to count birds in every section of the park.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec20

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

at Maine Monument (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York.
Category: Markets, Winter Holidays
Free!

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