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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 17, 2017 to December 29, 2018

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dec17

It's My Park at Skyline Playground

at Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help beautify Skyline Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Dec17

The Three Bears Holiday Bash

at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.
The Three Bears Holiday Bash is a variety show that celebrates the holiday season in song, dance and puppetry. This production quickly becomes a comedy of errors when Baby Bear invites…
Category: Best for Kids

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Dec17

Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours

Dec17

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Dec17

Christmas Tree Trimming, Lighting, and Caroling

at Marion Hopkinson Playground, Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Help Marion Street Park Block Association trim this year's Christmas tree! Bring your own ornament, or use one of theirs. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, and sing carols!
Category: Festivals, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec17

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for kids.
Category: Concerts, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Dec17

Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.
Category: Nature, History, Astronomy, Wildlife
Free!

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Dec17

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park!
Category: Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings
Free!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dec18

My Grown Up & Me

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

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Tots explore their creative side and examine their surroundings in this free play time class. With the assistance of their grown up, children build their own Imagination Playground,…
Category: Best for Kids

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Kids
Dec18

Arsenal Gallery: 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition

at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks welcomes the holiday season with its 35th annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths.
Category: Accessible, Art, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Seniors
Free!

Best For
Kids

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