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Weekend Fun Guide

December 8 - 9, 2018 

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. Head to a tree or menorah lighting at Parks

Astoria Park Tree Lighting

We're turning on the holiday lights in our parks. Join us at upcoming tree and menorah lightings this weekend! More info

2. Go ice skating

a family enjoy skating at the rink

The rinks at Prospect Park, Bryant Park, Central Park, Coney Island, and Clove Lakes Park are open for the winter season! Ice skating info

3. Enjoy a free jazz concert and play on our new piano

a wooden trail leads to an island of fall foliage

Join us at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center in Harlem for a free performance by the great pianist Roy Meriwether followed by an opportunity to play tunes on our new baby grand piano! Get free tickets

4. Join a candlelight tour of Historic Richmond Town

santa and family pose for a photo

Step back through time and taste, smell, and touch the holiday celebrations of centuries past on tours that showcase more than 300 years of yuletide on Staten Island. More info

5. Join a tour of the monuments of Prospect Park

plovers and chicks

This Saturday, join our Urban Park Rangers to discover and learn about monuments you'll see along your walk in the park. Tour info

6. Tour Queens' historic houses on a holiday tour 

Central Park's Pinetum

Join a seven-site tour to some of the most historic places in Queens, from the borough's oldest house to the home of an African-American inventor! Tour info

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