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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 11–20 out of 135 events
from January 25, 2015 to May 31, 2015
in History (x) category

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jan29

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Jan29

Riding the Waves Exhibit

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

1:00 p.m.
The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center will open Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere…
Category: Education, History, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Jan30

Exhibition: The Migration

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhbition The Migration.
Category: Art, History, Black History Month, Seniors
Free!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jan31

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Jan31

New York and the American Revolution

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Hear the stories surrounding Ft Greene Park and enjoy learning about our past.
Category: Education, History
Free!

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Jan31

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Learn the history of Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, established on land that would become part of Central Park. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Jan31

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

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Feb 1

Historic New York: The World's Fair

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.
Rangers will be hosting a historic walk through the1939-1940 and 1964-1965 site of the World's Fair, now known as Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Talks
Free!

Feb 1

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.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Feb 1

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

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