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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 11–20 out of 239 events
from April 26, 2015 to February 27, 2016
in History (x) category

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2

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!

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

Discover Freshkills Park: Jane's Walk

at St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and discuss the development of new capital projects at Freshkills Park!
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Talks, Seniors
Free!

May 2

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!

May 2

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

May 2

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

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May 2

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs

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

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!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3

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!

May 3

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!

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