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Weekend Fun Guide

January 19 - 21, 2019 

Here are some highlights of free and low-cost things to do in our parks this weekend. For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

1. Check out the Supermoon with our Rangers in Central Park

a park ranger uses a telescope to look to the stars

This weekend's Lunar Eclipse will also be a Supermoon! Join our park rangers in Central Park this Sunday night to get a closer look and learn all about this stunning astronomical event. We'll bring telescopes! Event info

2. Go ice skating

skaters enjoy the rink at Prospect Park

'Tis the season for ice skating! Grab your skates (or rent a pair) and enjoy ice skating in NYC! Find a public ice skating rink near you

3. Join our park rangers on a hawk watch

a red-tailed hawk on a park path

Go looking for hawks in Flushing Meadows Corona Park! We'll lead you to the best spots to see them and teach you all about their life here in NYC! Event info

4. Volunteer on MLK Day

volunteers help pick up trash from the beach

As we reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., join us on MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 21 to give back and serve your community in his honor. Find an MLK Day volunteer event

5. Check out Edgar Allan Poe's party

Poe Cottage in Poe Park

This Saturday is Edgar Allan Poe's birthday! The famous American writer lived in a cottage that's now in Poe Park in the Bronx. On his birthday, join us at Poe Park for a presentation of a one-man play inspired by Poe's work. Event info

6. Go hiking in Inwood Hill Park with our park rangers

Inwood Hill Park and waterfront

The majestic woods at this park is the last natural forest in Manhattan. Explore its hidden gems and history on a FREE hike with the Urban Park Rangers this Saturday. Event info

7. Attend a Survival Skills 101 class

a park rangers teaches outdoor survival skills to a group of participants

Learn how to make it in the wilderness at a FREE workshop taught by our Urban Park Rangers at Marine Park! Event info

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