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Thanksgiving

Bon Appetit! Thanksgiving in Parks

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, a celebration of the harvest, and a history of shared Native American and European heritage. Most of all, it’s fun! Parks come alive in November with walks, tours, cooking, and the bounties of the season.

Thanksgiving Events

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nov 21

Up-Cycle to Art:

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.
Free!

Nov 21

Kids Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, November 24, 2017

Nov 24

Black Friday Hike: Nature Exploration (Moderate)

at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 24

Post Thanksgiving Day Hike: Staten Island's North Shore 'Greenbelt'

at Franklin Avenue at Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Burn off some Turkey Day calories! Explore some of Staten Island's North Shore natural areas on this post Thanksgiving Day hike.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 24

14th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the Greenbelt educators for a 2.5 hours hike through the Greenbelt's serene woods.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 24

Black Friday Hike: Central Park South to North Hike

at Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get outside and have your walking shoes ready as the Urban Park Rangers hike with you through iconic and natural areas throughout Central Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 24

Black Friday Hike: Post-Thanksgiving Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Instead of waiting on lines, opt outside and join the Urban Park Rangers through a vigorous hike on the White Trail. Vigorous hikes feature long distances and occasionally, uneven terrain.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 24

Black Friday Hike: Hunter Island Hike (Moderate)

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  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. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced on rugged terrain.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 24

Black Friday Hike: The Midwood Trail

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Step back in time with a walk through Brooklyn’s oldest remaining forest.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 24

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nov 25

Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.
Free!

Nov 25

Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art out of paper.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Nov 28

Up-Cycle to Art:

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.
Free!

Nov 28

Kids Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, December 1, 2017

Dec 1

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dec 2

CANCELLED: Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.
Free!

Dec 2

Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art out of paper.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dec 5

Up-Cycle to Art:

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.
Free!

Dec 5

Kids Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, December 8, 2017

Dec 8

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dec 9

Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.
Free!

Dec 9

Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art out of paper.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dec 12

Up-Cycle to Art:

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.
Free!

Dec 12

Kids Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, December 15, 2017

Dec 15

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dec 16

Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.
Free!

Dec 16

Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art out of paper.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dec 19

Up-Cycle to Art:

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.
Free!

Dec 19

Kids Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, December 22, 2017

Dec 22

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Dec 23

Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.
Free!

Dec 23

Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art out of paper.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dec 26

Up-Cycle to Art:

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Adults will DIY upcycle their own bottles and containers in artistic and creative ways.
Free!

Dec 26

Kids Le Petit Art

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Children will create cute miniature works as gifts to give, or keep for themselves. Children may take inspiration from the holiday season and fall colors.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, December 29, 2017

Dec 29

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

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

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Participants will create fun arts and crafts for the fall and holiday seasons.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Dec 30

Adults Create Your Own Holiday Wrapping Paper

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Adults will make their own, creative gift wrapping paper for the coming holidays. Participants wlll take inspiration from fall and winter seasons, as well as the holidays for each month.
Free!

Dec 30

Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Kids have fun creating art out of paper.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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