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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 186 events
from May 24, 2015 to February 27, 2016
in History (x) category

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jun 4

Exhibit Opening: Carbon Contrast

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Juxtaposing early Dutch farm life and today’s landscape of culture and technology, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance and Inwood artist Ben- Cristo have partnered to…
Category: Concerts, Art, History
Free!

Jun 4

Summer Evenings in the Garden

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
On Thursdays in June and July, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden are open until 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Rain or shine. This opening celebration…
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jun 5

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

Jun 5

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.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!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

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

Jun 6

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!

Jun 6

Annual Bronx River Festival: Hello Herring

at 180th Street & Boston Road (in Bronx Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This festival will include an animal show, music, free community paddles, a ramble tour, live performances, and more.
Category: Education, Dance, Nature, Art, Festivals, History, Kids, Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Little Red Lighthouse Open House

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse".
Category: History, Kids, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 6

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!

Jun 6

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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

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