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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 16, 2017 to December 29, 2018

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dec17

NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

at East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Dec17

NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
Category: Fitness
Free!

Dec17

Birding: Waterfowl

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels. Beginners are welcome.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Dec17

It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground

at Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help cleanup and beautify our park, while maintaining our planting area at Lt. Lia Playground.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

Dec17

Family Art Project: Wintery Birdy Marionettes

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Wave Hill's Feed the Birds Day! Make fun, birdy marionette puppets to hang on a group tree-display indoors, or to dance and chirp in the Sarah and Geoffrey Gund Theater.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Best for Kids, Wildlife

Best For
Kids
Dec17

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 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!

Dec17

Ranger's Choice: Forest Park Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Forest Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This extensive one-way hike highlights Forest Park's history and its surrounding neighborhoods of Kew Gardens, Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven. Registration is required.
Category: Nature, Fitness, History, Hiking
Free!

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

Best For
Kids
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

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