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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 500 events
from July 25, 2014 to May 31, 2015
in History (x) category

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jul26

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders.
Category: History, Tours

Jul26

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

Jul26

Silver Lake: How Sweet It Is!

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Discover how the lake was used over time, including ice harvesting, the resort era, the establishment of the park, and a reservoir.
Category: Education, History, Seniors
Free!

Jul26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 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

Jul26

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, July 27, 2014

Jul27

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

Jul27

36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer PowWow

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited.
Category: Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, History

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Jul27

City Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park Hike

at City Hall Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. You can explore our City's rich history on our hikes. Hiking programs feature intensity levels…
Category: Nature, Fitness, History, Tours
Free!

Jul27

Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about the park's design, history, and ecology, and how the park came to life.
Category: Nature, History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Jul27

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.
On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

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