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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jul29

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Jul29

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jul30

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

Jul30

Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and…
Category: Education, Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Jul30

Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Music Making

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Listen and learn about music children played in colonial times. Make your own instrument to take home! For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Colleen Siuzdak.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Kids

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Kids
Jul30

Delving Into Fort Tryon Park's Past With Sidney Horenstein

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Talks
Free!

Jul30

Bryant Park Reading Room: Jonathan W. White & "Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln"

at Reading Room (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word-under the London plane trees-in the open-air Reading Room.
Category: History, Talks
Free!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jul31

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

Jul31

Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and…
Category: Education, Art, History, Seniors
Free!

Jul31

Finger Knitting

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Learn how to knit a scarf using only your fingers.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Kids

Best For
Kids

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