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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.

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from December 3, 2016 to December 30, 2017

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dec 4

Winter Horticulture Tour of the Heather Garden with Author Leslie Day

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come tour Fort Tryon's Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about Fort Tryon's many conifers and evergreens with Leslie Day.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 4

Winter Tree ID Hike (Light)

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Category: Nature, Hiking
Free!

Dec 4

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec 4

Christmas in the Garden and Tree Lighting

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

1:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family!
Category: Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 4

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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, History, Tours
Free!

Dec 4

Concert: Swingtime Big Band

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
For its second annual concert at Wave Hill, Swingtime Big Band, the authentic 20-piece swing band led by Steven Shaiman, offers a joyous collection of swing-era classics.
Category: Concerts

Dec 4

A Thyme for Healing

at Hattie Carthan Herban Farm, Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
We will work with lavender for healing the central nervous system and rose for healing the grieving soul. Together, we will craft herbal healing salts to relieve our own heaviness.
Category: Accessible, Nature, Food, Seniors
Free!

Dec 4

Third Annual Fort Greene Park Tree Lighting

at Myrtle Avenue Plaza (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Take a picture with Santa Claus, listen to holiday music performed by the Susan McKinney choir, enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies, and watch the tree light up.
Category: Accessible, Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Holiday Lightings, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dec 5

Open House Week

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
St. James Recreation Center will open its doors to the public, offering an opportunity to participate in sports, fitness, creative arts, and computer technology.
Free!

Dec 5

Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival

at Prospect Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.
Category: Volunteer
Free!

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