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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 21–30 out of 372 events
from July 3, 2015 to May 31, 2016
in History (x) category

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jul 8

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Category: Education, History, Tours, Seniors

Jul 8

Bryant Park Reading Room: Harold Holzer & "Lincoln and the Power of the Press"

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Harold Holzer discusses his nonfiction book Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. Produced in partnership with the New York Historical Society.
Category: Education, History, Talks
Free!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jul 9

Exhibition: Living Landmarks

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their…
Category: Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Jul 9

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.
Category: Education, History, Tours

Jul 9

Central Park Tour: An Evening Stroll in Central Park

at Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us after work for An Evening Stroll in Central Park. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the Park to Bethesda Terrace. Learn…
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jul10

Exhibition: Living Landmarks

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their…
Category: Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Jul10

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Jul10

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: History, Tours

Jul10

Washington Cabinet Dinner Party

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
On the 225th anniversary of George Washington’s famous cabinet dinner, when the president and cabinet members John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Henry Knox sat…
Category: Education, History, Food, Talks

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul11

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!

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