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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 31–40 out of 313 events
from September 5, 2015 to May 31, 2016
in History (x) category

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep12

Hands-on History: Founding Fathers

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by making your own wig, listening to stories, and signing the manor's replica of that document below Rufus King's signature!
Category: Arts & Crafts, History, Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep12

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

Sep12

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!

Sep12

Transforming Food

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples.
Category: Education, History, Kids

Best For
Kids
Sep12

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

Sep12

Exhibition Talk: Tredwell Costume Collection

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Pamela Long, the Textile Conservator at the Merchant's House Museum, for a talk on the Merchant's House collection of nineteenth-century women's clothing.
Category: Education, History, Talks

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep13

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!

Sep13

Central Park Tour: North Woods

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Sep13

Bones of an Old Dutch House Tour

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

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years.
Category: History, Tours

Sep13

Transforming Food

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples.
Category: Education, History, Kids

Best For
Kids

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