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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 41–50 out of 177 events
from May 29, 2015 to February 27, 2016
in History (x) category

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jun11

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Enjoy the Park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.
Category: Education, History, Tours
Free!

Jun11

Summer Evenings in the Garden - Saratoga Springs: America's 19th Century Club Med

at Merchant's House Museum, Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The talk "Saratoga Springs: America's 19th Century Club Med" will begin at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.
Category: History, Talks

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jun12

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

Jun12

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun13

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:15 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

Jun13

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!

Jun13

Historic New York: The Fort Totten Tunnel Tour

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn the stories of Fort Totten and its role in defending New York City.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

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Jun13

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!

Jun13

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Jun13

Homes Lost and Found

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Hear readings of short fiction by American writers Sara Orne Jewett and Gwendolyn Brooks.
Category: History
Free!

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