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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 181–190 out of 316 events
from September 2, 2015 to May 31, 2016
in History (x) category

Friday, October 30, 2015

Oct30

Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.
Category: History, Tours, Halloween

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct31

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct31

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

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Oct31

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Oct31

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History

Oct31

Tales from the Crypt: Horror on Hallowe’en

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for dramatic readings from the darkest of 19th-century Gothic literature and true ghost stories as reported by museum visitors of the unsettling and unexplainable.
Category: History, Halloween

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

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!

Nov 1

Paper Quilting

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Quilters Guild present their annual show for display in the month of November.
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Kids

Best For
Kids
Nov 1

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

at Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech), Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one…
Category: Art, History

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Nov 3

Election Day

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.3:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for educational programming at the Lefferts Historic House and the Audubon Center on Election Day.
Category: Birding, Education, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids

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