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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 16, 2017 to December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dec16

Candlelight Tours

at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Candlelight Tours is a magical excursion. Imagine walking through an entire historic town at night guided by the glow of old-fashioned lamps.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Winter Holidays

Dec16

Arts. Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Holiday Swing

at St. Johns Recreation Center, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a great afternoon of jazz by veteran drummer Phil Young and his band, an uptown legend who has a musical career drumming for the likes of George Benson and Dizzy Gillespie.…
Category: Accessible, Concerts, Seniors
Free!

Must See
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Dec16

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn

at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:00 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!

Dec16

Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah: Manhattan

at Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 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!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dec17

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

at Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.9:00 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

Central Park Christmas Bird Count

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of the park.
Category: Birding, Nature, Winter Holidays, Wildlife
Free!

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Event
Dec17

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

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: 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!

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