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NYC Parks Weekend Fun Guide

December 7-8, 2019 

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

1. Celebrate the holidays at our tree lightings

folks gather around a lit Christmas tree to sing carols and take photos

We're turning on the holiday lights! Come celebrate with caroling, visits from Santa, treats, and more! More info

2. Help plant 3,000 tulips in Highland Park

white tulips

It's late fall but we're already springing into action. This Saturday, join the Forest Park Trust and artist Daniele Frazier to plant tulip bulbs in the park for next year's show of spring flowers. Register

3. Go ice Skating

a family tries to ice skate at a rink

It's ice skating season in the city! The rinks in Central Park, Bryant Park, Prospect Park, and Clove Lakes Park are open. View hours and cost

4. Join our bald eagle watch in Riverdale Park

an eagle sits high up in a tree

Did you know bald eagles live in NYC? Join our park rangers on the trails this Sunday for a chance to see one. More info

5. Plant trees on Staten Island

two participants plant young trees in the ground

Help us make NYC greener by planting trees at Fariview Park this Saturday. Register online

6. Celebrate the holidays at the historic houses

a snow covered path leads to a historic house dressed up for the holidays

'Tis the season to come home for the holidays! NYC's historic houses are decorated and ready for you with traditional festivities, including caroling, a Victorian-style holiday party and costume contest, Santa visits, themed tours, tree lightings, and so much more. More info

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