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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 101–110 out of 461 events
from August 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015
in History (x) category

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Aug16

Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development.
Category: Art, Festivals, History, Seniors

Aug16

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug16

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among…
Category: History, Talks
Free!

Aug16

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Aug16

Craftsmen Days

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

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts. Learn about broom making, tinsmithing, woodturning, and more!
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Concerts, Art, History, Kids, Tours, Talks, Seniors
Free!

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Aug16

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…
Category: Education, History, Tours

Aug16

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Aug16

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs

at Kingsland Homestead, Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in…
Category: Art, History

Aug16

Music in the Garden: The Ebony Hillbillies

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

6:15 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with The Ebony Hillbillies, NYC’s only African-American string band, who keep alive an important legacy that was a key element in the genesis of all American music.
Category: Concerts, History

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Aug17

The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit.
Category: Art, History

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