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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 29 events
from April 21, 2015 to December 19, 2015
in Talks (x) category

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Apr23

Feet, Hooves, and Rails: Transportation in Nineteenth Century America

at St. John's University This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Learn about the development of transportation from the pre-industrial period to the introduction of combustion engines.
Category: Education, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

Apr23

Local Author Spotlight - The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

7:30 p.m.
A book signing and reception will follow the talk.
Category: Talks

Friday, April 24, 2015

Apr24

Tree TLC With Wayne: An Arbor Day Walk and Demonstration

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Both young and old trees need care to thrive. Wander among centuries-old trees and newly-planted specimens with Assistant Director of Horticulture Wayne Morris as he discusses and…
Category: Nature, Talks

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Apr25

In the Shop: Woodturner Chris Busak

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
In celebration of Arbor Week, artist Chris Busak demonstrates woodturning; a limited collection of bowls turned from our precious copper beech tree will be available for purchase.…
Category: Arts & Crafts, Talks

Apr25

Solar Fest: Remembering the Eclipse of January 24, 1925 with Joe Rao

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

11:30 a.m.12:30 a.m.
Celebrate with us the 90th anniversary of the total solar eclipse that ignited the formation of AAA.org.
Category: Talks, Astronomy
Free!

Apr25

High Bridge Historic Neighborhood Walk Tour

at 167th Street Train station, Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Considered an engineering marvel of the day, High Bridge is a classic example of how an ancient system of water technology can play a major role in the expansion of a metropolis. It…
Category: Education, History, Tours, Talks

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Apr26

Farewell, Father, Friend and Guardian: A Musical Elegy Commemorating President Lincoln’s Death

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:00 p.m.
In commemoration of President Lincoln’s assassination 150 years ago, the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents music composed in 1865 offering solace to a newly reunited…
Category: Education, Art, History, Talks

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Apr29

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek

at Holten Ave. and Purdy Place (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Wolfe’s Pond, its surrounding woodlands, and proximity to Raritan Bay make it one of Staten Island’s premiere birding localities.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Talks
Free!

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2

7th Annual Chocolate Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn more about the food you love the most. Historian Ellen Schnepel and Morris-Jumel Executive Director Carol Ward will discuss all things chocolate, from the history of its…
Category: History, Food, Talks

May 2

Dying for Beauty: American Women's Quest for Acceptance

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Dr. Harriet Davis-Kram will discuss women's fashion trends in the 18th through the early 20th centuries, including clothing, makeup and the role of advertising.
Category: Education, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

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