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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 121–130 out of 813 events
from December 10, 2016 to December 30, 2017

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec17

Crochet Meet Group

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

10:30 a.m.11:30 p.m.
This is a friendly group of parents interested in learning crochet to teach their children
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education
Free!

Dec17

Outdoor Skills: Fire Building

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec17

Birding: Waterfowl

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots.
Category: Birding, Nature
Free!

Dec17

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Dec17

NYC Parks Presents The Circle: Kim Holmes

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Kim Holmes has emerged as one of the premiere, influential luminaries of the urban dance movement with unparalleled vibrancy, sensuality, and versatility.
Category: Education, Dance, Art
Free!

Dec17

WBO Winter Wonderland

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for winter arts and crafts, carnival games, healthy snack program, and a visit from some special guests, including Santa!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Best for Kids, Winter Holidays, Santa's Coming to Town
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec17

Bronx Fiction Writers

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
This casual writers meeting will meet every third Saturday of every month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever-reinventing genres of fiction.
Category: Talks
Free!

Dec17

Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park), Brooklyn 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. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.
Category: Nature, Games, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec17

Cold Weather Survival

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.
Category: Education, Nature
Free!

Dec17

Eco Art Social: Storymaking with Clay

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Hear traditional nature mystery folktales from throughout the world. Then, using story prompts, imagine a tale, and and build clay sculptures to use during your own storytelling.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Nature, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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