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NYC Parks Events Calendar

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 186 events
from May 24, 2015 to February 27, 2016
in History (x) category

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May24

World's Fair Train Show

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere.
Category: History, Kids

Best For
Kids
May24

Revolutionary New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hike with the Urban Park Rangers along a lesser known battle site which marked the tipping point to Washington's slow retreat to victory!
Category: History, Hiking
Free!

Must See
Event
May24

Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

May24

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

May24

Fleece Fun

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Kids

Best For
Kids
May24

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Monday, May 25, 2015

May25

World's Fair Train Show

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere.
Category: History, Kids

Best For
Kids
May25

Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk

at Maine Monument (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember their veterans.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
May25

Memorial Day in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities.
Category: Education, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May26

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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