NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2021 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 25 Jan 2021 23:10:53 GMT <![CDATA[Bryant Park: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: December 25, 2019

Join The Rise NYC, a community driven pop-up fitness group, for a boot camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results.

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2019-12-25 2019-12-25 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ca3c66c27c81.jpg Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Folk Arts: Living Traditions - A Student Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/folk-arts-living-traditions-a-student-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/folk-arts-living-traditions-a-student-exhibition Date: December 25, 2019

Celebrate diversity.

Staten Island youth embrace Mexican art-making traditions into spirited works of art under the direction of local artists Michele Ajello, Joanna Miarrostami, and Lea Simoniello.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-25 2019-12-25 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5db2f2a5a4d6c.JPG Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 25, 2019

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of the start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-25 2019-12-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4d853e964eb.jpg Thu, 19 Dec 2019 16:15:27 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan Date: December 25, 2019

See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park from Sunday, December 22 through Sunday, December 29!

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah generally takes place at 5:30 p.m. Lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-25 2019-12-25 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382800000, -73.97296905517600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/25/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 25, 2019

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children with a live kickoff concert on the first night (Sunday, December 22).

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 22 - live kickoff concert starts at 4:00 p.m. The event will end at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 23 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 25 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 26 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 27 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 28 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 29 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2019-12-25 2019-12-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 26, 2019

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 15 May 2019 16:14:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/arsenal-gallery-37th-annual-wreath-interpretations-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/arsenal-gallery-37th-annual-wreath-interpretations-exhibition Date: December 26, 2019

NYC Parks is pleased to announce the 37th annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition, welcoming the holiday season with an array of inventive, quirky wreaths.

This year’s exhibition includes wreaths by more than 40 artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages who have used a variety of unexpected materials to reinterpret the traditional holiday symbol, often with a touch of humor and light-hearted fun. Drawing on themes ranging from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the bridges of New York City, artists this year have incorporated woven dog leashes, candy, plastic trophies, foil coffee wrappers, and wigs into their wreaths. Celebrate the holiday season with this quirky and one-of-a-kind exhibition.

This event is free and open to the public.

The 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition is on display in the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from December 5, 2019 through January 2, 2020. The gallery is closed on holidays (Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Image: Aleksandra Vujkov, Checkmate, salvaged and reused chess books, crepe paper, and cardboard box

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dd2deb9a2aed.jpg Thu, 26 Dec 2019 12:44:31 EST
<![CDATA[7th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/7th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/7th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 26, 2019

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 7th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition. The exhibit features the work of over ten emerging and established artists, most of whom are from the Bronx.

Note: Saturday hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dd00882e4a82.JPG Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: December 26, 2019

Join Poe Park Visitor Center for stories, songs, games, and activities for little ones.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/adults-le-petit-art Date: December 26, 2019

Create Miniature Art 2.5"x3.5" - 4"x6" visual Arts paintings, sketches, fiber arts, paintings, greeting cards, coasters, and more!

October: 2D and 3D art
November: Mini books, coasters
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder... art cards, editions, and originals, bottles, cardboard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 26, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e0113cabdd0b.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:14:37 EST
<![CDATA[Folk Arts: Living Traditions - A Student Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/folk-arts-living-traditions-a-student-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/folk-arts-living-traditions-a-student-exhibition Date: December 26, 2019

Celebrate diversity.

Staten Island youth embrace Mexican art-making traditions into spirited works of art under the direction of local artists Michele Ajello, Joanna Miarrostami, and Lea Simoniello.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5db2f2a5a4d6c.JPG Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts: Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/special-express-arts-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/special-express-arts-mixed-media-arts Date: December 26, 2019

Special needs adults engage in the arts for self-expression through the use of multiple mediums. Participants are allowed to work at their own pace while assisted as needed.

The class will include the use of such materials as paper, cardboard, canvas, pencil, paints, glue, tablet, etc.

Because of the high number of special needs groups seeking such programming, we have added more days to accommodate the overflow.

Groups, please call in advance to schedule your visit

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/history-of-the-holidays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/history-of-the-holidays Date: December 26, 2019

Van Cortlandt House will be decorated in holiday finery from early December through early January.

Included with regular Museum admission, this annual display features a glimpse into 18th-century celebrations of some familiar and not-so-familiar winter holidays. Self-guided tours will highlight scenes of Saint Nicholas Day, New Year's Day, and Twelfth Night celebrations throughout the house.

A special self-guided children's and family eye-spy tour will also be available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da8b0f3ceb07.jpg Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:45:59 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/yeti-set-snow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/yeti-set-snow Date: December 26, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d1070f1f9.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: December 26, 2019

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy Guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer. Highlights of this tour include Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of the start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited; advance registration is suggested. No groups, please. Register online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d4d853e964eb.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:14:37 EST
<![CDATA[Adults Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/adults-imaginative-arts Date: December 26, 2019

Adults will create works that stretch the imagination, using multiple mediums to achieve imaginative effects.

The definition of imagination is the ability to come up with mental images of something that is not real or to come up with new and creative ideas. (stones, wood, paint, feathers, 3D objects with 2D sketches).

October (Halloween): Steam Punk
November (Thanksgiving): 2D/3D
December: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Make your own gift wrapping paper, greeting cards, gifts

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ultimate Dodgeball Family Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/ultimate-dodgeball-family-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/ultimate-dodgeball-family-tournament Date: December 26, 2019

Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years are invited to compete in our test of agility, endurance and accuracy playing Ultimate Dodgeball. Hunts Point Recreation Center is hosting this event to offer fun options during the holidays. Finals will be held on December 31st. Come with friends and family to experience this exciting and fast paced sport.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2019-12-26 2019-12-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures Date: December 26, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays.

For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in her favorite medium, watercolor. This exhibit highlights the various “Mom and Pop” businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife. She wanted to "preserve" their charm and value as local treasures.

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da8a0fdc8c3e.jpg Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/yeti-set-snow1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/yeti-set-snow1 Date: December 26, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d18ce11c5.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: December 26, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dff8b122acfd.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:14:37 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/central-park-tour-the-belvedere-beautiful-view http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/central-park-tour-the-belvedere-beautiful-view Date: December 26, 2019

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation. Plus, explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks, including Turtle Pond, King Jagiello, and the 3,500-year-old “Cleopatra’s Needle.”

Details

Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and a few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). No groups, please. Purchase tickets online.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969700000, -73.96910095214800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d0903943a1a6.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:14:37 EST
<![CDATA[S.T.E.M. Thursdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/stem-thursdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/stem-thursdays Date: December 26, 2019

Children of all ages will create projects that are inspired by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:30:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/kids-imaginative-arts Date: December 26, 2019

Children will be inspired to use their imagination to create fun projects, including making their own games

October: 2D and 3D
November: Make Your Own Games on Cardboard
December: Make Your Own Cards (playing cards and memory cards)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:30:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/yeti-set-snow2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/yeti-set-snow2 Date: December 26, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 3:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d1f1db669.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan1 Date: December 26, 2019

See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park from Sunday, December 22 through Sunday, December 29!

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah generally takes place at 5:30 p.m. Lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382800000, -73.97296905517600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 26, 2019

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children with a live kickoff concert on the first night (Sunday, December 22).

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 22 - live kickoff concert starts at 4:00 p.m. The event will end at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 23 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 25 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 26 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 27 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 28 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 29 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2019-12-26 2019-12-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/26/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: December 26, 2019

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. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

Sign up for NYRR Open Run!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: United Nations Ave South

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2019-12-26 2019-12-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74267354656600000, -73.85000169277200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb7d30722f8a.png Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:15:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Member Bring a Friend at Ocean Breeze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/member-bring-a-friend-at-ocean-breeze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/member-bring-a-friend-at-ocean-breeze Date: December 27, 2019

Members, please invite a friend to try our fitness center on the last Thursday of every month for free. Come break a sweat and introduce a friend to the most state-of-the-art fitness facility in NYC!

Limit one guest pass per member per month. Visitor cannot exceed 3 visits in a 12 month period. The visitor must be accompanied by a member at the time of redemption, sign in at the front desk, and complete a waiver form.

Start time: 5:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 5:30 am 8:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/arsenal-gallery-37th-annual-wreath-interpretations-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/arsenal-gallery-37th-annual-wreath-interpretations-exhibition Date: December 27, 2019

NYC Parks is pleased to announce the 37th annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition, welcoming the holiday season with an array of inventive, quirky wreaths.

This year’s exhibition includes wreaths by more than 40 artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages who have used a variety of unexpected materials to reinterpret the traditional holiday symbol, often with a touch of humor and light-hearted fun. Drawing on themes ranging from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the bridges of New York City, artists this year have incorporated woven dog leashes, candy, plastic trophies, foil coffee wrappers, and wigs into their wreaths. Celebrate the holiday season with this quirky and one-of-a-kind exhibition.

This event is free and open to the public.

The 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition is on display in the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from December 5, 2019 through January 2, 2020. The gallery is closed on holidays (Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Image: Aleksandra Vujkov, Checkmate, salvaged and reused chess books, crepe paper, and cardboard box

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dd2deb9a2aed.jpg Thu, 26 Dec 2019 12:44:31 EST
<![CDATA[7th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/7th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/7th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 27, 2019

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 7th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition. The exhibit features the work of over ten emerging and established artists, most of whom are from the Bronx.

Note: Saturday hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dd00882e4a82.JPG Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: December 27, 2019

Join Poe Park Visitor Center for stories, songs, games, and activities for little ones.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[12/27 Riverdale Park Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/1227-riverdale-park-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/1227-riverdale-park-trail-work Date: December 27, 2019

Join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy on a trail maintenance hike along the Red Trail at Riverdale Park in the Bronx! During this 1.5 hour event, volunteers will learn about the geology and ecology of the park while helping to maintain the trail by clearing overgrown trail corridors and invasive plants along the way.

Come dressed in warm clothes and sturdy boots or shoes. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park)

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X142 Riverdale Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89697290630100000, -73.91491270065300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dea4fa17c3e5.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:14:37 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 27, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e01142172145.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:29:37 EST
<![CDATA[Folk Arts: Living Traditions - A Student Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/folk-arts-living-traditions-a-student-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/folk-arts-living-traditions-a-student-exhibition Date: December 27, 2019

Celebrate diversity.

Staten Island youth embrace Mexican art-making traditions into spirited works of art under the direction of local artists Michele Ajello, Joanna Miarrostami, and Lea Simoniello.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5db2f2a5a4d6c.JPG Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Double Dutch Invitational]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/nyc-parks-winter-double-dutch-invitational http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/nyc-parks-winter-double-dutch-invitational Date: December 27, 2019

Participants and teams are welcome to register for this free event as a team or unattached for competition. Divisions include unattached novice, advanced, and twin speed. Teams and individuals will be judged in the categories of compulsory, speed and freestyle, singles and doubles.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.60240173339800000, -73.76249694824200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d7a81ec909c6.png Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:59:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts: Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/special-express-arts-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/special-express-arts-mixed-media-arts Date: December 27, 2019

Special needs adults engage in the arts for self-expression through the use of multiple mediums. Participants are allowed to work at their own pace while assisted as needed.

The class will include the use of such materials as paper, cardboard, canvas, pencil, paints, glue, tablet, etc.

Because of the high number of special needs groups seeking such programming, we have added more days to accommodate the overflow.

Groups, please call in advance to schedule your visit

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/history-of-the-holidays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/history-of-the-holidays Date: December 27, 2019

Van Cortlandt House will be decorated in holiday finery from early December through early January.

Included with regular Museum admission, this annual display features a glimpse into 18th-century celebrations of some familiar and not-so-familiar winter holidays. Self-guided tours will highlight scenes of Saint Nicholas Day, New Year's Day, and Twelfth Night celebrations throughout the house.

A special self-guided children's and family eye-spy tour will also be available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da8b0f3ceb07.jpg Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:45:59 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/yeti-set-snow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/yeti-set-snow Date: December 27, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d1070f1f9.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/discovery-walks-for-families-turtle-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/discovery-walks-for-families-turtle-pond Date: December 27, 2019

Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round. Learn why they love basking in the sun on flat logs or rocks, which makes the base of Vista Rock the perfect spot for their sunbathing activities. Explore the Pond’s history and design, and hear about what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful water body through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways.

Details

Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check-in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969700000, -73.96910095214800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d08e7b9a3131.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:29:37 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Writers Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/special-express-writers-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/special-express-writers-series Date: December 27, 2019

Special needs adults with writing ability work on writing memoirs, stories, and poems.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ultimate Dodgeball Family Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/ultimate-dodgeball-family-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/ultimate-dodgeball-family-tournament Date: December 27, 2019

Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years are invited to compete in our test of agility, endurance and accuracy playing Ultimate Dodgeball. Hunts Point Recreation Center is hosting this event to offer fun options during the holidays. Finals will be held on December 31st. Come with friends and family to experience this exciting and fast paced sport.

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2019-12-27 2019-12-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures Date: December 27, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays.

For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in her favorite medium, watercolor. This exhibit highlights the various “Mom and Pop” businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife. She wanted to "preserve" their charm and value as local treasures.

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da8a0fdc8c3e.jpg Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/yeti-set-snow1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/yeti-set-snow1 Date: December 27, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d18ce11c5.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: December 27, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dff8b122acfd.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:29:37 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/central-park-tour-the-ramble1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/central-park-tour-the-ramble1 Date: December 27, 2019

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

Details

Meet: Belvedere Castle, mid-Park at 79th Street
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets: $15 per person. Central Park Conservancy members: $10 per person. Purchase tickets here.

For more information, including weather cancellation and ticket policies, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6df01d352d1.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:44:37 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Game Zone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/teen-game-zone http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/teen-game-zone Date: December 27, 2019

Teen Game Zone is a great way for the youth to be introduced to new games, meet new people, stay active, and have an overall great time in a safe environment.

Teens will be able to play board games, games to keep their bodies in motion, and sports-themed video games. They will be encouraged to engage with one another positively and gain social skills.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:59:46 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: December 27, 2019

Participants will create projects inspired by the changing seasons.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/yeti-set-snow2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/yeti-set-snow2 Date: December 27, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 3:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d1f1db669.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 27, 2019

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children with a live kickoff concert on the first night (Sunday, December 22).

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 22 - live kickoff concert starts at 4:00 p.m. The event will end at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 23 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 25 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 26 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 27 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 28 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 29 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan Date: December 27, 2019

See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park from Sunday, December 22 through Sunday, December 29!

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah generally takes place at 5:30 p.m. Lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76419067382800000, -73.97296905517600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Fest Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/lantern-fest-fridays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/lantern-fest-fridays1 Date: December 27, 2019

Come early, stay late for Lantern Fest Fridays at Snug Harbor!

On December 6, 13, 20, and 27, the Staten Island Museum, the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, and the Noble Maritime Collection will be open until 8:00 PM in honor of the NYC Winter Lantern Festival activities. Follow the lighted walkway to Snug Harbor’s front lawn to warm up and check out some amazing exhibitions while you’re here!

  • Fridays: December 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Buildings A, C, D | Open until 8:00 PM

General admission rates to each organization still apply. Learn more at snug-harbor.org/campuscommunity.

The Staten Island Museum (Building A) is New York City’s only general interest museum, engaging visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs that explore the dynamic connections between natural science, art, and history based on its diverse collections.

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) features contemporary art ranging from paintings and sculpture installations to digital media. It was one of New York City’s first landmarked buildings, and is Staten Island’s largest and oldest art gallery.

The Noble Maritime Collection (Building D) preserves and interprets the art, writings, and historical maritime artifacts of the distinguished Staten Island marine artist, John A. Noble (1913-83), and presents exhibitions and public programs centered on maritime art and history that are educational, entertaining, and inclusive, and to build an increasingly engaged and inspired community.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-425-3504

Location: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5db72afc053d6.jpg Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Abominable]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/movies-under-the-stars-abominable http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/27/movies-under-the-stars-abominable Date: December 27, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the holidays with the screening of this new film, "Abominable." In this film, three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs.

We will have complimentary popcorn and other activities.

For accessibility information, contact Rich.Martinez at Rich.Martinez@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2019-12-27 2019-12-27 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5df01357a22d8.jpg Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 28, 2019

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 15 May 2019 16:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Latin Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-fitness Date: December 28, 2019

Join Shape Up NYC for a full-body workout at our Latin Dance Fitness classes - functional fitness through dance movements.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5c881ba1094cb.jpg Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crocheron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/nyrr-open-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/nyrr-open-run Date: December 28, 2019

NYRR Open Run is a FREE, volunteer-led running/walking program that meets at the same time and place every week. Everyone is welcome, even dogs on leashes and strollers. All you have to do is show up!

Sign up for NYRR at Crocheron Park

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 548-7358

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77209854125976600, -73.76940155029297000 Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/saturday-morning-arts-and-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/saturday-morning-arts-and-activities Date: December 28, 2019

Children will engage in arts and tabletop activity presented by a facilitator. The child will select which they wish to do. Arts activities will be one each from Seasonal, Paper, and Recycle-to-Arts and Crafts. Children may also play tabletop games. Children are engaged while their parents take fitness classes.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[7th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/7th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/7th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 28, 2019

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 7th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition. The exhibit features the work of over ten emerging and established artists, most of whom are from the Bronx.

Note: Saturday hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dd00882e4a82.JPG Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: December 28, 2019

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Avenue and 67th Street (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63013715730000000, -74.01150739193000000 Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:45:34 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: December 28, 2019

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 28, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e0115082c40e.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:44:37 EST
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/history-of-the-holidays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/history-of-the-holidays Date: December 28, 2019

Van Cortlandt House will be decorated in holiday finery from early December through early January.

Included with regular Museum admission, this annual display features a glimpse into 18th-century celebrations of some familiar and not-so-familiar winter holidays. Self-guided tours will highlight scenes of Saint Nicholas Day, New Year's Day, and Twelfth Night celebrations throughout the house.

A special self-guided children's and family eye-spy tour will also be available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da8b0f3ceb07.jpg Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:45:59 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer Date: December 28, 2019

Now at the northeast corner of Central Park, the rocky landscape surrounding the Harlem Meer has a storied history. Join our guides to learn more about how the area has changed over time, the plants and animals that live there today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem. Explore the Meer's history and design, and hear about what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful water body through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d08ecdac40c5.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:44:37 EST
<![CDATA[Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures Date: December 28, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays.

For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in her favorite medium, watercolor. This exhibit highlights the various “Mom and Pop” businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife. She wanted to "preserve" their charm and value as local treasures.

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da8a0fdc8c3e.jpg Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/yeti-set-snow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/yeti-set-snow Date: December 28, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d2273edcd.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/holiday-festival-of-traditionfestival-of-trees-and-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/holiday-festival-of-traditionfestival-of-trees-and-lights Date: December 28, 2019

Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park.

Open on weekdays by appointment only.

This free cultural event sponsored by the Tottenville Historical Society with generous support by Council Member Joe Borelli

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5df3ac25e2317.jpg Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Pre-New Year’s Eve Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/new-years-eve-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/new-years-eve-dance Date: December 28, 2019

Countdown and celebrate at an early New Year’s Eve with us! We’ll eat, dance, and watch our center’s ball drop.

Let’s welcome in 2020 the right way!

Contact accessibility@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 360-1430 for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)

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B210W John J Carty Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5defc17d98e24.jpg Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Acrylic Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/creative-acrylic-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/creative-acrylic-painting Date: December 28, 2019

Join artist Emilio Rodriguez at the Poe Park Visitor Center for his Creative Acrylic Painting workshop. The workshop is open to teens and adults interested in learning acrylic painting techniques.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:00:29 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: December 28, 2019

Kids and parents will have fun making cute Christmas Trees out of paper, as an ornament to hang at home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: December 28, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dff8b122acfd.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:59:38 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: December 28, 2019

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

Purchase tickets online.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d07cc56e6683.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:59:38 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 28, 2019

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children with a live kickoff concert on the first night (Sunday, December 22).

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 22 - live kickoff concert starts at 4:00 p.m. The event will end at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 23 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 25 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 26 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 27 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 28 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 29 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/28/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan Date: December 28, 2019

See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park from Sunday, December 22 through Sunday, December 29!

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah generally takes place at 5:30 p.m. Lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-28 2019-12-28 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.76419067382800000, -73.97296905517600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 29, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e011593211f0.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:59:37 EST
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/history-of-the-holidays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/history-of-the-holidays Date: December 29, 2019

Van Cortlandt House will be decorated in holiday finery from early December through early January.

Included with regular Museum admission, this annual display features a glimpse into 18th-century celebrations of some familiar and not-so-familiar winter holidays. Self-guided tours will highlight scenes of Saint Nicholas Day, New Year's Day, and Twelfth Night celebrations throughout the house.

A special self-guided children's and family eye-spy tour will also be available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da8b0f3ceb07.jpg Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:45:59 EST
<![CDATA[End of the Year Hike/White Trail (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/end-of-the-year-hikewhite-trail-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/end-of-the-year-hikewhite-trail-moderate Date: December 29, 2019

Join the Greenbelt educators and the Urban Park Rangers for the last hike of the year through the Bucks Hollow section of the central Greenbelt.

All ages.

Our moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. Approximately 5-6 miles.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dfa7b400734a.jpeg Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/discovery-walks-for-families-turtle-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/discovery-walks-for-families-turtle-pond Date: December 29, 2019

Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round. Learn why they love basking in the sun on flat logs or rocks, which makes the base of Vista Rock the perfect spot for their sunbathing activities. Explore the Pond’s history and design, and hear about what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful water body through hands-on exploration and guided activities in your complementary Discovery Journal.

Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways.

Details

Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines, some stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check-in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969700000, -73.96910095214800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d08e7b9a3131.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:59:38 EST
<![CDATA[Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures Date: December 29, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays.

For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in her favorite medium, watercolor. This exhibit highlights the various “Mom and Pop” businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife. She wanted to "preserve" their charm and value as local treasures.

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da8a0fdc8c3e.jpg Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/yeti-set-snow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/yeti-set-snow Date: December 29, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d2273edcd.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/holiday-festival-of-traditionfestival-of-trees-and-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/holiday-festival-of-traditionfestival-of-trees-and-lights Date: December 29, 2019

Celebrate the holiday festival of traditions including the menorah and Christmas trees of Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and Italy — all on display at the historic H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park.

Open on weekdays by appointment only.

This free cultural event sponsored by the Tottenville Historical Society with generous support by Council Member Joe Borelli

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5df3ac25e2317.jpg Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: December 29, 2019

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5df00c36d1244.jpg Mon, 16 Dec 2019 10:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: December 29, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dff8b122acfd.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:59:38 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Statues and Monuments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/central-park-tour-statues-and-monuments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/central-park-tour-statues-and-monuments Date: December 29, 2019

Take a tour with Conservancy staff and learn about the history of the Park’s statues and monuments and how the Conservancy cares for them.

Details

Meet: In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Map of the start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10); No groups, please purchase tickets online.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Samuel F. B. Morse Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77220153808594000, -73.96759796142578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d07ce71dea17.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:59:38 EST
<![CDATA[Park Slope 5th Ave Menorah Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/park-slope-5th-ave-menorah-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/park-slope-5th-ave-menorah-lighting Date: December 29, 2019

Join us at the corner of 4th Street and 5th Avenue to celebrate Hanukkah with games, music, latkes, doughnuts, and kosher wine!

Hosted by our friends at the Park Slope 5th Ave BID, Chabad of Park Slope, and Good Wine; the fun begins at 3:30 p.m. with the menorah lighting at 4:30 pm.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 4th Street and 5th Avenue (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.67233837266800000, -73.98385000228900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dfd3d6bdef03.png Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:59:38 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 29, 2019

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children with a live kickoff concert on the first night (Sunday, December 22).

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 22 - live kickoff concert starts at 4:00 p.m. The event will end at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 23 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 25 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 26 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 27 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 28 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 29 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the World's Largest Menorah in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/29/lighting-of-the-worlds-largest-menorah-in-manhattan Date: December 29, 2019

See the lighting of the world's largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park from Sunday, December 22 through Sunday, December 29!

The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah generally takes place at 5:30 p.m. Lightings usually take place at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76419067382800000, -73.97296905517600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5836204b22c64.jpg Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/its-my-park-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/its-my-park-at-sunset-park Date: December 30, 2019

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Sunset Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.64670181274400000, -74.00239562988300000 Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:45:34 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/arsenal-gallery-37th-annual-wreath-interpretations-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/arsenal-gallery-37th-annual-wreath-interpretations-exhibition Date: December 30, 2019

NYC Parks is pleased to announce the 37th annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition, welcoming the holiday season with an array of inventive, quirky wreaths.

This year’s exhibition includes wreaths by more than 40 artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages who have used a variety of unexpected materials to reinterpret the traditional holiday symbol, often with a touch of humor and light-hearted fun. Drawing on themes ranging from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the bridges of New York City, artists this year have incorporated woven dog leashes, candy, plastic trophies, foil coffee wrappers, and wigs into their wreaths. Celebrate the holiday season with this quirky and one-of-a-kind exhibition.

This event is free and open to the public.

The 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition is on display in the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from December 5, 2019 through January 2, 2020. The gallery is closed on holidays (Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Image: Aleksandra Vujkov, Checkmate, salvaged and reused chess books, crepe paper, and cardboard box

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dd2deb9a2aed.jpg Thu, 26 Dec 2019 12:44:31 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 30, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e0117e36b823.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 17:14:36 EST
<![CDATA[Folk Arts: Living Traditions - A Student Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/folk-arts-living-traditions-a-student-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/folk-arts-living-traditions-a-student-exhibition Date: December 30, 2019

Celebrate diversity.

Staten Island youth embrace Mexican art-making traditions into spirited works of art under the direction of local artists Michele Ajello, Joanna Miarrostami, and Lea Simoniello.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.50225702965300000, -74.25172543525700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5db2f2a5a4d6c.JPG Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/yeti-set-snow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/yeti-set-snow Date: December 30, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d1070f1f9.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Belvedere: Beautiful View]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/central-park-tour-the-belvedere-beautiful-view http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/central-park-tour-the-belvedere-beautiful-view Date: December 30, 2019

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation. Plus, explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks, including Turtle Pond, King Jagiello, and the 3,500-year-old “Cleopatra’s Needle.”

Details

Meet: Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and a few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). No groups, please. Purchase tickets online.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.77930068969700000, -73.96910095214800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5d0903943a1a6.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 17:14:37 EST
<![CDATA[Donna Napoli: Staten Island Treasures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/donna-naopoli-staten-island-tresures Date: December 30, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays.

For over 10 years, local artist Donna Napoli has enjoyed capturing Staten Island in her favorite medium, watercolor. This exhibit highlights the various “Mom and Pop” businesses, historic homes, parks, and wildlife. She wanted to "preserve" their charm and value as local treasures.

Free Admission

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5da8a0fdc8c3e.jpg Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/yeti-set-snow1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/yeti-set-snow1 Date: December 30, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d18ce11c5.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: December 30, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dff8b122acfd.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 17:14:37 EST
<![CDATA[Yeti, Set, Snow!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/yeti-set-snow2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/30/yeti-set-snow2 Date: December 30, 2019

Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette show produced by City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Perfect for families with young children ages 3 - 8, this winter adventure with puppetry and music is perfect for getting into the winter holiday spirit.

Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountain top nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun but also the value of friendship.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-30 2019-12-30 3:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dc1d1f1db669.jpg Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:40 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 31, 2019

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2019-12-31 2019-12-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 15 May 2019 16:14:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery: 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/31/arsenal-gallery-37th-annual-wreath-interpretations-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/31/arsenal-gallery-37th-annual-wreath-interpretations-exhibition Date: December 31, 2019

NYC Parks is pleased to announce the 37th annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition, welcoming the holiday season with an array of inventive, quirky wreaths.

This year’s exhibition includes wreaths by more than 40 artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages who have used a variety of unexpected materials to reinterpret the traditional holiday symbol, often with a touch of humor and light-hearted fun. Drawing on themes ranging from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the bridges of New York City, artists this year have incorporated woven dog leashes, candy, plastic trophies, foil coffee wrappers, and wigs into their wreaths. Celebrate the holiday season with this quirky and one-of-a-kind exhibition.

This event is free and open to the public.

The 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition is on display in the Arsenal Gallery on weekdays from December 5, 2019 through January 2, 2020. The gallery is closed on holidays (Christmas Day and New Year's Day).

Image: Aleksandra Vujkov, Checkmate, salvaged and reused chess books, crepe paper, and cardboard box

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-31 2019-12-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dd2deb9a2aed.jpg Thu, 26 Dec 2019 12:44:31 EST
<![CDATA[7th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/31/7th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/31/7th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: December 31, 2019

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 7th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition. The exhibit features the work of over ten emerging and established artists, most of whom are from the Bronx.

Note: Saturday hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2019-12-31 2019-12-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5dd00882e4a82.JPG Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/12/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: December 31, 2019

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, The Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

Audio enhancement equipment will be used for this tour. A limited number of hearing loops are available and can be requested with ticket purchase.

Details

Meet: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Please note Google Maps does not recognize this location. Map of the start location

Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10). Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2019-12-31 2019-12-31 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e0118132e653.jpg Mon, 23 Dec 2019 17:14:37 EST